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Emissions into the air can cause a nuisance to neighbours and interfere with their normal daily activities. If severe enough, it can even impact on peoples health and the environment.

Should you have a problem with air emissions, always attempt to discuss the issue directly with the person responsible for the nuisance in order to try and achieve a solution. Give them an appropriate time frame to do something about it. If the situation has not changed after that time, it may then be necessary to contact the appropriate authority.

Council only has jurisdiction to act on certain air pollution issues and shares the responsibility of air emissions with other government bodies. Please refer to the information provided which outlines the authorities for various air emission types.
Dust
  • Occuring from the clearing of vacant land in preparation for sub-division - Contact Council for further information.
  • Occurring on residential land and some commercial land - Contact Council for further clarification
Light
  • Occurring on residential land and some commercial land - Contact Council for further clarification
Odour
  • Spear pump - Contact Council for further clarification
  • Sewage treatment plants - Public sewage treatment plants and pump stations are managed by Unitywater. Refer enquiries and complaints to Unitywater
  • Private sewage treatment plant - Contact your local office of the Department of Environment and Resource Management
  • Septic tank - Contact Council for further clarification
  • Dewatering - Contact Council for further clarification
  • General (eg. fertiliser, pesticides, waste, builders toilet) - Contact Council for further clarification
Smoke
  • Backyard burning - Operated on residential land and some commercial land - Contact Council for further clarification
  • Chimney smoke - Operated on residential land and some commercial land - Contact Council for further clarification
  • Bushfire smoke - Contact your local office of Queensland Fire and Rescue Services
  • Smokey vehicle - Contact your local office of Queensland Transport
  • Cigarette smoke - Contact your local office of Queensland Health
Spray Drift
  • Occurring on residential land and some commercial land - Contact Council for further clarification