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Sediment Fences – Silt Barriers
Brisbane & Gold Coast

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Sediment Control Fencing is one of our most popular core products so much so that we install more than 1500 kms of sediment fencing each year across South East Queensland, NSW Northern Rivers and the Greater Melbourne region in Victoria.

At its most basic level, sediment once mobilised by flowing water needs to be slowed or pooled to allow heavy particulates out. Sediment control fencing is the first line of defence against soils and silts leaving the site once materials are awash in stormwater runoff. Apart from doing the right thing environmentally, there are considerable penalties at play for site.

From 1 July 2017, offenses under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 can attract on-the-spot fines from $1892 for an individual to $9461 for a corporation. Serious or repeat offenders may be prosecuted through the courts where the maximum penalty will be $567,675 for an individual or $2,838,375 for a corporation.

If a site is operating under a development approval, a breach of development approval conditions may result in an on-the-spot fine of $2523 for an individual and $12,615 for a corporation under the Planning Act 2016. Higher penalties apply if offenders are prosecuted through the courts where the maximum penalty will be $567,675 for an individual and $2,838,375 for a corporation.

Please Note: you will need to check with your local council for any fees or penalties that apply in your area.