The Environmental Protection Act 1994 specifies general nuisance emissions including aerosols, fumes, light, noise, odour, particles, smoke and contamination that are regulated by Council.
In accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1994 if an emission is found to be an unlawful environmental nuisance Council may issue a direction notice to the person responsible for the emission.
A direction notice maybe issued to the person requiring the person to remedy the contravention. If the direction notice is not complied with Council may issue an on the spot fine or commence prosecution.
Council officers may issue warning notices, direction notices or on the spot fines. A direction notice may be issued initially with information on how to remedy and comply with requirements.
Nuisance complaints not handled by Council
Council does not handle all nuisances or potentially annoying activities as some activities are already covered by other state legislation.
Copies of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and associated legislation can be found at the Queensland Legislation website.