Council’s Environmental Protection Licence

The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) establishes the NSW environmental regulatory framework and includes a licensing requirement for certain activities.

Hilltops Council has been issued four Environmental Protection Licences by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) which include the Young, Harden and Boorowa Sewerage Treatment Schemes as well as the Boorowa Swimming Pool.

Environmental Protection Licence Number Premise Link to a copy of the licence
1678 Boorowa Treatment Works Click here
2866 Harden Treatment Works Click here
1624 Young Treatment Works Click here
1746 Boorowa Swimming Pool Click here

The POEO Public Register contains all Environment Protection licences, applications, notices, audits or pollution studies and reduction program associated with a licence. You can access the POEO Public Register here: http://app.epa.nsw.gov.au/prpoeoapp/

EPA Data Monitoring

Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, Council is required to publish monthly summaries of relevant pollution monitoring data.

The results of the meaningful monitoring data are provided by clicking on each link below.

Boorowa Treatment Works:

Licence point 1

This point is located at the outlet to Boorowa River via the irrigation channel. Council monitors the quality of discharge to water as well as the volume.

Licence point 2
Water Quality Monitoring 500m upstream of Pt. 1 discharge

Licence point 3
Water Quality Monitoring 500m downstream of Pt. 1 discharge

Licence point 4
Final treated effluent quality from maturation pond before discharge to irrigation channel. Council tests for various physical and chemical parameters in accordance with its licence.

Boorowa Swimming Pool

Licence point 1

This point is located at the discharge from Boorowa Swimming Pool to Ryans Creek. Council monitors the quality of discharge to water as well as the volume.

Harden Treatment Works:

Licence point 1 
Council monitors the quality of recycled water provided to utilisation area located at Sporting Ovals (McLean Oval, Station Street Oval, Harden Country Club Golf Course).

Licence point 2
Final treated effluent quality from maturation pond no. 4 before discharge to waters (Murrimboola Creek). Council tests for various physical and chemical parameters in accordance with its licence.

Licence point 3
Water Quality Monitoring 100m upstream of Pt. 2 discharge

Licence point 5
Water Quality Monitoring 100m downstream of Pt. 2 discharge

Young Treatment Works:

Licence point 2
Volume of influent entering the Young Sewage Treatment Plant

Licence point 3
Effluent quality monitoring point to monitor the concentrations of various physical, chemical and biological parameters.

Licence point 4
Volume of effluent discharged to Burrangong Creek.

Licence point 5
Volume of recycled water provided to the Golf Course.

Licence point 6
Volume of recycled water provided to Miller-Henry Oval.

Licence point 9
An environmental monitoring point located 500m upstream of discharge point in Burrangong Creek to reference the natural quality of the creek prior to discharge.

Licence point 10
An environmental monitoring point located 500m downstream of the discharge point in Burrangong Creek to monitor the quality of the combined stream and effluent flows.

Please note when monitoring data for previous years is not readily accessible on Council’s website, a copy of the monitoring data that relates to pollution (up to four years) can be provided at no charge to any person who requests a copy of the data.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plans

Hilltops Council has prepared Pollution Incident Response Management Plans (PIRMP) for the Boorowa Treatment Works, Harden Treatment Works, Young Treatment Works and Boorowa Swimming Pool, which detail the procedures for the response and reporting of pollution incidents.

Council’s PIRMPs assists Council staff and personnel to correctly identify pollution incidents, reflecting the requirements of the Environment Protection Authority’s Guidelines. Utilisation of these plans aims to improve, monitor and demonstrate environmental performance.

For more information visit the EPA Website.