The POEO Act
is focused on environmental management and since it came into effect,
local councils now hold increased powers in relation to environmental
management in their local area.
It is the responsibility
of owner-builder and builders to prevent sediment and construction
wastewater from leaving their building site. An on the spot fine
of $1500 will be imposed where pollution has the potential to, or
has entered the drains, in addition a administration fee of $320
may also be charged.