One of the many attractions to living in the city is the diversity of activity a city generates. However, this can also result in noise levels that are higher than those experienced in a suburban environment. Air conditioners, alarms, construction sites, music venues and trains are typical sources of noise encountered in the City.
The City of Perth administers the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 in relation to noise complaints as well as assessing noise management plans and acoustic reports in relation to premises and events.
If you are experiencing an ongoing noise issue, please fill in an online customer request form.
The City of Perth administers the Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992. Asbestos products are no longer permitted to be sold in Australia. Generally speaking undisturbed asbestos cement products (e.g. fencing, eaves) do not pose a high respiratory risk unless abraded, cut, drilled, sawn or broken. If you have a concern about improper asbestos removal/demolition on a work site, contact the Department of Commerce (Worksafe). For queries about asbestos disposal or general advice please contact us.
The City of Perth monitors the microbial quality of natural recreational waters at various locations along the swan river during summer months. Sources of microbial pollution include stormwater runoff, birds and other animals and boating wastes. Analysis of water samples assists in the early detection of water quality issues which may impact water users.
The City of Perth monitors and treats a number of known natural mosquito breeding sites including Pelican Point (Crawley) and Heirrison Island. Mosquito breeding occurs predominantly during summer months in riverside saltmarsh areas inundated by tidal waters but also occurs in domestic settings. The City is a member of the South Metropolitan Contiguous Local Authority Group (aka CLAG) which is made up of the Cities of Perth, South Perth, Canning and Melville. The group receives funding assistance from the Department of Health WA for the implementation of mosquito management programs during the breeding season. For comprehensive mosquito information visit the Department of Health WA.