Environmental Nuisances

Council receives numerous enquiries regarding nuisance complaints and restrictions within the Rockhampton Region.

Council has responsibility under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 to manage environmental nuisances. This responsibility is restricted to nuisances which come from residential or commercial properties that are not caused by the state or local government; or administered by another state department; or an environmentally relevant activity administered by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection .

Environmental nuisance is defined as unreasonable interference (or likely interference) with an environmental value caused by emissions or aerosols, fumes, light, noise, odour, particles (including dust) or smoke; or unhealthy, offensive or unsightly conditions caused by contaminations.

Complaints administered by Council
For Council to respond to a complaint, the nuisance must relate to residential or commercial land not regulated by other government agencies.