Environmentally Relevant Activities (ERAs)

Environmentally Relevant Activities (ERAs) are industrial or intensive agricultural activities that will, or have the potential to, release contaminants into the environment that may cause environmental harm.  They include a wide range of activities such as aquaculture, sewage treatment, metal recovery, surface coating, asphalt manufacturing and mining.

Notifiable Activities under the Environmental Protection Act 1994

Under Schedule 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, certain activities are defined as notifiable activities. If the owner or occupier of land becomes aware a notifiable activity is being carried out on the land, the owner or occupier must give notice to the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM).

For more information  contact Council's Customer Service Centre on 07 4932 9000 or 1300 22 55 77.