Ever since the Protection of the Environment Operations Act was implemented in 1997 (POEO), protection of the environment in NSW has been one of the top priorities. One of the main concerns of the POEO is protecting the waterways.
To aid in the protection of the waterways, all work sites need to take the proper steps for sediment control, implementing a sediment control plan, and following through with the installation of that plan.
Failure to comply with implementing a sediment control plan can result in a major fine up to $15,000.
Silt Fencing is a popular option when it comes to sediment control due to its fast installation and affordability.