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Environmental Protection


The Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 (The Regulations) covers assigned noise levels.  These levels are set for different types of premises receiving noise at various times of the day.

If you have a noise complaint please contact us.

Poultry (includes bantams, ducks and other domestic fowls)

Please note that under the Local Health Law 2002 roosters, geese, turkeys, peafowl and gamebirds are not permitted within the town site (without written approval of the Council) as they can become an annoyance in higher density residential areas.

However, an owner or occupier of premises within a townsite can keep up to a combined total of 20 poultry and pigeons without the approval of Council, as long as they don't create a nuisance to adjoining neighbours and the conditions below are followed.

Conditions for Keeping Poultry in Limited Numbers

5.4.3 A person who keeps poultry or permits poultry to be kept shall ensure that -

(a) no poultry is able to approach within 15 metres of a dwelling house, public building or premises where people are employed or where food is stored, prepared, manufactured or sold;

(b) all poultry is kept in a properly constructed and securely fastened structure or enclosure;

(c) the structure is in a yard having an otherwise unobstructed area of at least 30 square metres;

(d) no poultry is able to approach within 15 metres of a street other than a right of way unless, in the case of land at the junction of two or more streets, Council has approved a lesser distance;


(e) all enclosures or cages within which poultry are kept shall be maintained at all times in a clean condition and shall be disinfected or otherwise dealt with in a way as directed by an Environmental Health Officer.

Water Sampling

The Shire of Irwin no longer conducts private water sampling.  You can contact PathWest if you wish to get your tank water tested, they will send you the required equipment and information.

The Shire’s Environmental Health Officer (EHO) conducts water sampling for the following;

  • Aquatic facilities (Public Pools)
  • Recreational Waters (Ocean and river locations)
  • Major Land Transaction - Business Plan & Intention to Borrow

    March 2020

    Lot 290 Point Leander Drive, Dongara. more >

  • Media Release 6/3/20 - Dongara Medical Centre

    March 2020

    more >

  • Council Meeting Dates 2020

    November 2019

    more >

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