Noise, light & air pollution

Find advice on acceptable noise levels and times and air pollution. Helpful information can also be found in Local Government Toolbox.

Matt sands old pailing gate
We only have jurisdiction to act on certain noise pollution issues and share the responsibility of noise control with other government bodies. The information below outlines which authorities to contact for various noise types. ...
House chimney smoke
Air pollution nuisances (offensive smells, dust, light and smoke) that we have the authority to respond to: Dust occurring from the vacant land in preparation for subdivision or on residential land and some commercial land Light dust occurring on residential land and some commercial land Odour from spear pump, council sewage treatment plant, septic tank, dewatering or general issues (e.g. fertiliser, pesticides, waste, builders toilet) Smoke from backyard burning or chimney ...
The following fires are prohibited by subordinate local law (Community and Environmental Management) A fire which the material to be consumed is 2m x 2m or less (fires exceeding this size are covered under the Fire and Rescue Services Act administered by QFRS and therefore council local laws do not apply) A fire lit for the purpose of burning the carcass of a beast A fire lit outdoors even in an enclosed fireplace. ...
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