Sewerage Infrastructure Buffer Zones
qldwater has developed two information sheets on the development of land near or within sewerage infrastructure buffer zones. The first information sheet has been developed to assist sewerage service provider employees with responding to requests from planning authorities regarding development of land near or within sewerage infrastructure buffer zones and the second information sheet has been developed to assist planning authorities regarding development of land near or within sewerage infrastructure buffer zones. Case studies are provided as an appendix to the Planners information sheet.
The intention is to prevent development encroaching inappropriately into sewerage infrastructure buffer zones and promote the provision of appropriate buffer zones around such infrastructure in order to minimise the impact of odour, noise, and hazards on nearby residents and ensure that the infrastructure is protected for future growth.
The information specifically relates to existing infrastructure such as Sewage Treatment Plants and development around those plants, not proposals for development of new plants. New sewerage infrastructure is subject to additional approval processes, e.g. those relevant to Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA 63).
The information sheets can be accessed on the qldwater website via the following links: