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There is a general acknowledgement that human activity, including the pressures of population, technology and business is placing increasing strain on the environment. Pollution, loss of species and waste are some of the impacts.
Pollution comes in many forms, but the most common are land, noise, air and water. Long-term pollution and pollution incidents can give rise to large areas of waste and contaminated land that have an impact for many generations. There is a range of legislation and government (local, state and federal) bodies designed to manage the cumulative impact of existing and future human activities on the environment.
However, the community can play an important part in maintaining and enhancing the local environment.
The definition of noise itself is highly subjective. To some, the roar of an engine is thrilling, to others an annoyance; loud music may be enjoyable or a torment, depending on the circumstances. Whatever the circumstances, we all have a responsibility to minimise the noise our activities, equipment and animals make. Always remember that your neighbour should be able to enjoy their property or residence as much as you enjoy yours.
As well as responsibilities under planning legislation, Council has a range of enforcement options under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
Living the country lifestyle allows residents to enjoy a relatively clean atmosphere with good air quality. Short-term air quality issues can arise from time to time as a result of environmental factors such as climate, bushfires or air-borne pollens.
If you feel that air quality is being adversely affected by an individuals actions, please contact Council on 02 6930 1800.
Council and residents are proud of the way our towns and villages and road corridors are presented. Unfortunately at times this can be jeopardised through senseless littering and illegal dumping. Litter and illegally dumped waste is not only unsightly, but also potentially dangerous and damaging to human health and the wider environment. On-the-spot fines can be issued by Council beginning at $200 for cigarette butts.
Through the vigilance of residents and visitors, we can ensure that litter and illegal dumping does not become a frequent occurrence within the Coolamon Shire. Illegal dumping can be reported to Council on 02 6930 1800.
Council's Administration Building and Chambers are situated at:
55 Cowabbie Street, Coolamon NSW 2701
Phone: 02 6930 1800
Fax: 02 6927 3168
Emergency Phone: 1300 880 045
Postal Address: PO Box 101, Coolamon NSW 2701