Pollution monitoring

We hold environment protection licences under which we manage and monitor pollution at 4 sewerage treatment plants in national parks.

We hold licences under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 to manage treatment systems and pump houses in national parks that collect and treat waste water from visitor centres, resorts and tourist parks. Sewage overflows can occur and result in waste water being discharged into nearby creeks or waterways.

These environment protection licences require us to produce pollution incident response management plans and report annually on monitoring data for the discharge of water into a park.

Monitoring water quality within the catchments of sewerage treatment plants, collection and reporting of data is required under the environment protection licences we hold and to protect the natural ecosystems in our national parks.

Pollution incident response management plans Monitoring data
Hill End Historic Site

Water quality monitoring is only required when water is discharged from this site, therefore monitoring data is displayed irregularly.

Kitty’s Flat Sewage Treatment System – soil and water microbiological investigation 2011 (PDF 1.5MB)

Perisher Range Sewerage System, Kosciuszko National Park
Water quality is monitored at specific points in Perisher Creek and is conducted fortnightly from July to September and monthly from October to January. View the Perisher Sewage Treatment Plant monitoring reports.
Pretty Beach Sewerage Treatment Plant, Murramarang National Park
No monitoring data is required to be reported under the licence for this site.
Sawpit Creek Sewerage System, Kosciuszko National Park
Water quality is monitored monthly at this site. View the Sawpit Creek Sewage Treatment Plant monitoring reports.