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The Light Industry Program is a joint initiative by the Department of Environment Regulation (DER) and the Department of Parks and Wildlife  (DPaW). It aims to reduce the contaminants from non-residential land uses—light industrial and commercial activities—to groundwater and drainage systems in the priority Swan and Canning river catchments. The Light Industry Program will:

  • work with seven Local Governments to conduct joint inspections of light industrial premises;
  • increase local government capability to regulate light industry under the EP Act; and
  • establish a consistent approach to light industry regulation across Local Governments.

Australian Government National Landcare Programme  funding is being used to employ a Program Officer to carry out Local Government liaison and light industry inspections with Local Government Officers. DER's Pollution Response team will intervene if serious pollution incidents are identified during the audits. 

Information on the Light Industry Program 


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Light Industry Program brochure for owner/operators