Sediment Control Fencing is one of our most requested products, with over 1500 km of sediment fencing installed on a yearly basis throughout South East Queensland, the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and the Greater Melbourne region in Victoria.
In simplest terms, sediment that has been propelled by moving water must be eased off or pooled to enable cumbersome impurities to be filtered out. Sediment Control Fencing is the primary barrier that protects soil and silt exiting the worksite once ground materials have been engulfed by stormwater excess. Aside from a responsibility to minimise environmental impact, severe penalties can be imposed upon those who fail to comply with existing regulations.
As of the 1st of July, 2017, any violations of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 are liable to incur on-the-spot fines between $1892 for an individual to $9461 for a corporation. Chronic or serial offenders can face court prosecution where a maximum penalty of $567,675 for an individual or $2,838,375 for a corporation can be handed down. Different states and jurisdictions of course have varying fines.
Advanced Environmental Services stands at the ready to help you avoid these penalties by having compliant and effective erosion and sediment control in place across your sites throughout Melbourne.