The City of Canning works with business and industry to help them reduce their impact on the environment. 

Our industrial areas are made up of 1000’s of small businesses and their economic contribution is critical to our way of life. The community also values clean rivers, waterways and natural ecosystems. So, what is the value of our Industry Inspection Program to businesses and the environment and how does it link to the City’s Strategic Community Plan? We have a Compliance Plan that sets out our purpose.
A report issued by the Auditor General in 2014 asserted the dire state of the Swan and Canning River systems. The report findings highlighted that industry significantly contributes to the poor water quality of the rivers by contaminating storm and ground water prior to discharging into the rivers. The businesses within Welshpool, Canning Vale, Cannington and Willetton play a critical role in protecting our environment and preventing contaminants entering the river system because the stormwater network within these areas directly connects with the river, due to high water tables which have prevented on-site disposal of stormwater.

Our focus;

  • To support businesses meet their City approval and environmental obligations, through advice, guidance and compliance.
  • Educate proprietors on legislative requirements and best practice environmental measures.
  • Promote awareness of the effects industrial premises have on water quality within the Canning River systems.

Helpful information and forms for industry:

The following information is required to be provided in addition to the septic application for a wash bay. Failure to complete this form or provide the requested information will result with the application being refused or returned.Supportive Information for Wash Bay applications:  Perth Natural Resources Management (NRM) Light Industry Fact sheets: To find out more about the Light Industry Program please contact the City’s Officer John Currie on 1300 422 664 or you can view the Department of Water, Environment and Regulation (DWER) page for more information on programs in WA.  


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