Pollutants are emitted to the air from various sources. When these emissions are discharged unmitigated, during periods of poor dispersion, or under conditions conducive to smog formation, poor air quality may result. It is imperative the following objectives and controls are adhered to in order to minimise adverse air quality impacts.
- Preserve air quality, minimise pollution and improve environmental amenity; and
- Ensure appropriate levels of air quality for the health and amenity of residents.
- Development that is likely to result in the emission of atmospheric pollutants, including odours, as determined by Council must include operating practices and technology to ensure that such emissions are acceptable. Details of these measures are to be provided at development application stage.
- Development that is likely to be impacted upon by atmospheric pollutants and/or odours from existing land uses, may require the undertaking of an odour impact assessment or similar assessment dependent on the type of pollutant being assessed. For odour impact, assessment will be undertaken in accordance with the NSW EPA Technical Framework “Assessment and Management of Odour from Stationary Sources in NSW". For other pollutants, assessment may be required to determine if pollutants comply with the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and supporting Regulations. The assessment may need to be undertaken at rezoning stage for rezoning and subdivision proposals, or at development application stage for other proposed land uses where relevant.
Note: Emissions from premises of any matter, whether solid, liquid or gaseous must comply with the Protection of the Environment Operations Act and its Regulations, or a pollution control consent provided by the Department of Environment and Conservation for Scheduled Premises.