Environmental Protection


Ashfield Council’s Environmental Protection Team investigates and takes necessary actions to protect people and the environment from pollution and certain statutory nuisances. 

The ability to breathe clean air, to have a wholesome supply of drinking water and to be protected against the harmful effects of things like waste and noise are fundamental to our well-being.

The Environmental Protection Team investigates, identifies and assesses environmental problems and then works out the best approaches to tackle them.  Solutions range from identifying the correct scientific or technical method for reducing or eliminating a problem to taking legal action to sanction those who cause pollution or a nuisance.