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Dust Control

Understand what dust control measures apply to construction sites in order to stop dust pollution traveling across the landscape or through the air.

For the health and safety of workers and neighbours, it’s important to understand that as a builder or developer, you’re required by law to minimise dust emissions from your construction site through dust control measures.

Dust control measures may apply to a construction site where there is the potential for air and water pollution from dust traveling across the landscape or through the air.

Where applicable, dust control measures will be set out in the conditions of your development consent. To meet these obligations, you’ll need to undertake practices used to reduce or prevent the surface and air transport of dust during construction.

Methods to reduce dust may include:

  • covering stockpiles
  • using dust catchers on equipment
  • placing sweepings in a bag or box before disposal
  • using water to suppress dust
  • installing dust screens around the site’s edges.