Noise nuisances, pollution & illegal dumping

Find advice on acceptable noise levels and times, air pollution and illegal dumping. 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.   Aircraft noise All aircraft noise - contact Airservices Australia on 1800 802 584.   Air conditioning equipment and refrigeration equipment Operated on residential land and some commercial land - contact us. Allowable noise times and levels Any day ...
Litter in shrubs
Littering and illegal dumping is unsightly and has significant health and safety risks for the environment and residents.  Definition of littering and/or dumping Littering and illegal dumping describes any waste items (e.g. refuse, debris, rubbish, cigarette butts, food materials) that have been left without permission on public, state or private land. Littering also covers the placement of unsolicited advertising material on a motor vehicle, building or other fixed structure and con ...
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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