Building safety

This page provides information about building safety risks you'll need to consider when undertaking a project.

  • If you are thinking of renovating, you need to be aware that household materials could contain asbestos and take precautions to protect yourself. Any person handling or disposing of asbestos must comply with the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992.

    For more information on how to identify and correctly remove asbestos, you can visit the WA Health website.

    If you have concerns about an asbestos risk in our community, please complete an Environmental Health Service Request Form so an officer can investigate. 

    Did you know?

    Businesses contracted to remove more than 10m² of asbestos must hold an asbestos removal licence. For more information, please visit the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety website.

  • Septic tanks are full of untreated wastewater which if abandoned and incorrectly decommissioned, can leak contaminants into the soils and ground water.

    For more information, please visit the WA Health website.

  • If there is excessive dust coming from a building site that requires investigation from the City, please use the following Health Compliance request form:

    Environmental health service request

Disposing of asbestos

Residents can dispose of asbestos at Tamala Park and Redhill landfill sites. For further information on their opening hours and disposal requirements, please visit the Mindarie Regional Council and East Metropolitan Regional Council websites.

Please note that the City's Recycling Centre Balcatta does not accept asbestos.

Hazardous waste disposal