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Environmental Health

The role of the City of Albany’s Environmental Health Officers is to manage the public environmental health risks in the areas such as food safety, development control, disease control, pollution control and community living. Where acceptable standards are not maintained the officers assume an enforcement role.

Constructing or installing sewage treatment apparatus

Effluent disposal systems produce a quantity of nutrients and unless these are contained on-site, they will enter the general environment and can adversely affect the groundwater, natural aquatic and surrounding wetland environment of the area.

Grey water needs to be properly managed to minimise health risk and degradation of the environment.

This application form will help determine what system will suit the site, what will be required to adequately and safely dispose of the waste and verify whether your proposed installation will meet the requirements of the Government of Western Australia Department of Health

Click on this link to download an application form to construct or install sewage treatment apparatus.

Waste Water system As Constructed diagrams are required to be submitted to the Environmental Health Team no longer than 5 days after the system has been installed

Waste Water system As Constructed diagram


The City of Albany Environmental Health Officers should be contacted when a landowner does something that may affect the health of residents living, working or recreating near his or her property. The City may also respond to a restricted number of nuisances where the broader environment is affected, including noise generated on a premise, contamination within Council drains and the dumping of rubbish on land.

You will need to fill in an Environmental Health Complaint Form. You can also put your complaint in writing, either by email [email protected], or by using the Report It, or by mail to Environmental Health, City of Albany, PO Box 484, Albany.

Health: Environmental Health Section Complaint Form