Council is committed to helping you build and operate a better, fully compliant business.
To reduce the compliance burden and cost of compliance for business, South East Queensland Councils have standardised information and requirements relating to the following permits, licences, approvals and registrations:
Emissions into the air can cause a nuisance to neighbours and interfere with their normal daily activities.
Caravan parks & camping (licensing)
To ensure they are maintained in a clean and hygienic condition and that they provide appropriate facilities.
Commercial swimming pools (licensing)
To ensure they are maintained and operated in a manner that reduces risk to public health and safety.
Ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner for patrons, whilst preventing nuisances to the surrounding environment.
Environmentally relevant activities (ERAs)
An activity that is required to be approved by either Council or State Government due to its potential to damage or pollute the environment (air, land, water and noise).
To ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner with minimal disruption to local residents and businesses.
Flammable & combustible liquids
To protect the safety of persons and to prevent harm to property and the environment from hazardous materials.
The correct construction, maintenance and operation of a food premises ensures the general community is protected from food that is not safe to eat. To ensure food for sale is safe and suitable for human consumption.
To ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner for diners and pedestrians.
The level of impact of your home based business on the surrounding neighbourhood will determine how your activity is assessed.
Noise is unwanted sound. Everyone reacts differently to noise. Noise can disturb neighbours, disrupt their sleep and interfere with their normal daily activities.
Personal appearance services
Includes hair dressing, beauty therapy, or skin penetration procedures (e.g. tattooing, body piercing or any other process by which the skin is penetrated and in which blood or other body fluid is an expected result) as provided as part of a business transaction.
Public health risk
Public health risks impact on people’s health. Examples of public health risks include mosquitos, rats and mice, asbestos and water.
Council is required to monitor the standard of operations in accommodation premises to ensure the health and safety of occupants.
Covers the commercial supply of goods or services on a road to ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner for road users and pedestrians.
The storage of waste can cause a nuisance to neighbours and interfere with their normal daily activities.If severe enough, it can even impact on people’s health and the environment.
Waste transport includes removal, collection and transporting of waste to address environmental and health impacts of waste management activities through:
- Prevention of illegal dumping
- Prevention of land contamination
- Secure containment of wastes in storage and transit
- Appropriate storage, handling and disposal of wastes
- Data collection with regard to quantities of waste
Water carriers fit into two distinct categories:
- Those that carry potable (drinking) water, and
- Those that carry non-potable (not for drinking) water
Preventing or reducing water pollution protects our water quality and is essential to maintaining the health of our environment and our own quality of life.