Water Quality Data

Brunswick Valley STP EPA Licence No: 13266

Bangalow STP EPA Licence No: 2522

Ocean Shores STP EPA Licence No: 784

Byron Bay STP EPA Licence No: 3404 %20title=">

In NSW, discharge of treated wastewater is regulated by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), which issues environment protection licences (EPL) under the provisions of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act).

The Byron Shire Council wastewater system comprises four schemes which operate under separate licences. See table below. The EPLs specify discharge conditions and detail monitoring and reporting requirements for the treatment plants. The licences can be viewed or downloaded at


Wastewater System

Environment Protection   Licence No

Byron Bay STP

EPL 3404

Brunswick Valley STP

EPL 13266

Bangalow STP

EPL 2522

Ocean Shores STP

EPL 784

A requirement of each licence is the submission of an annual report of the operation of the treatment plant for the preceding 12 months. The annual reports for the 12 months to the 26 May 2015 are attached to this web page.

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