Nuisance dust

When we investigate complaints about dust, we consider the:

  • amount of dust being emitted
  • duration and rate of emission
  • characteristics and qualities of the dust
  • sensitivity of the environment into which the dust is being emitted and the potential impacts
  • view of other neighbours or complainants.

How can I reduce my dust emissions?

  • Have a work plan.
  • Consider weather conditions before starting work.
  • Retain vegetation - even low or small amounts of vegetation can significantly lower wind speed and reduce the amount of dust leaving a site.
  • Use any onsite waste as a dust barrier.
  • Erect a dust fence.
  • Water topsoil.
  • Use products such as hydromulch for large areas.

Related information

Environmental nuisance