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Asbestos

Asbestos, once widely used in construction for its fire-resistant properties, has been linked to serious health issues, when its fibres are inhaled. The removal of asbestos from buildings requires specialized procedures to ensure it is done safely, minimizing exposure to workers and the surrounding environment.

Asbestos Information

Noise

Noise complaints are often a response to urban noise pollution, which includes traffic, construction, and industrial activities that disrupt daily life. Addressing noise pollution requires implementing regulations on noise levels and guides for installers / out of hours work and communities. 

When choosing an air conditioner, there are many considerations that will have an impact on noise. Serious thought must be given to where external components of the air conditioner are to be installed and the size and number of air conditioners required. Installers also have an obligation to ensure that any equipment installed does not emit unreasonable noise.

Neighbourhood Noise in Cottesloe

Air Conditioner Noise - Installers Guide

Noise Complaint Form 

Noise Management Plan (Out of Hours Work) 

Wood Smoke

Under the guidance of the BurnWise program by the Western Australian government, communities are educated on the importance of reducing wood smoke emissions through proper wood heater maintenance and the use of seasoned firewood to improve air quality and protect public health. The program emphasizes responsible wood burning practices and the adoption of more efficient wood heaters to minimize the environmental and health impacts associated with wood fire smoke.

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Safety in the Home

There are many factors which affect the health and safety of people living in or visiting your home. The WA Department of Health provides helpful information on their Healthy WA website.

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Greywater Reuse and Drinking Water

The WA Department of Health's website provides information on greywater systems, rainwater tanks, borewater and drinking water.

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Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer Quarantine Area

The Quarantine Area for exotic pest Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) has been expanded to include the Town of Cottesloe. There are restrictions on the removal of green waste and PSHB host wood from properties within the quarantine area.  However, green waste can continue to be placed in your FOGO/green waste bin. Should you find signs of PSHB damage or PSHB infestation on your property, please contact the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development on 9368 3080.

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Poultry

Division 4 of the Town of Cottesloe Health Local Law 1997 provides guidelines for the keeping of poultry.  Please also consider your health and safety when keeping backyard chickens.

Poultry Guidelines

Safety Tips

Mosquitoes

The Town of Cottesloe carries out ongoing monitoring and management of potential mosquito breeding sites within the Town however individuals also have a responsibility to manage mosquitoes on their property. 

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Rats and Mice

Residents should take precautions to discourage rats and mice from your property.

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Bees, Ants and Wasps

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