Environment, Water & Waste

The Environment and Planning Department of Upper Lachlan Shire Council controls all Planning, Development and Environmental matters within the Shire. It covers many functions relating to Planning, Environment and Health. The Department is staffed by 14 Officers.

  • Director of Environment and Planning 
  • Manager of Environment and Planning
  • Senior Environmental Health & Building Surveyor and Building Surveyor
  • Senior Strategic Planner
  • Trainee Development Control Planner
  • Environmental Services Assistants
  • Trainee Building Surveyor
  • Economic Development Officer
  • Biosecurity Weeds Manager
  • 3 Biosecurity Weeds Officers
  • Ranger

Functions carried out by the Environmental and Health sections of the Department include:


  • Ranger Services including Companion Animals, Rural Addressing
  • Weeds
  • Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
  • State of the Environment Reporting
  • Community Education and Awareness
  • Complaint investigation


  • Complaint investigation
  • Drinking water quality monitoring
  • Food Shops
  • On-site Sewer Management

Further Information

Please contact the Department of Environment and Planning:

Telephone:  (02) 4830 1000 - Facsimile: (02) 48 30 1045

Office Hours

Council office Hours are between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Office locations

Crookwell - 44 Spring Street

Gunning - 123 Yass Street

Taralga - Post Office/Community Centre, 29 Orchard Street *

* Environment and Planning staff are only available at the Taralga Office by prior appointment.