Environmental Health

Environmentally Relevant Activities

Western Downs Regional Council’s Environmental Health Section is responsible for implementing specific provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and subordinate legislation in relation to some business operations, and general environmental duty. 
Business operations involving industrial or intensive animal industries that have the potential to release emissions which impact on the environment and surround land uses require approval and registration under this legislation.
Below are the relevant application forms required for this registration. Please note that new operations may also require a development approval with the Planning Department. 

Hazardous Chemicals

Storage handling and use of hazardous chemicals and major hazard facilities is regulated by Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act).  For enquiries in relation to storage of Flammable and Combustible Liquids Storage, please contact Work Safe Qld by visiting their website www.worksafe.qld.gov.au.

Hopeland Environmental Management 

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) has undertaken groundwater and soil sampling in the Hopeland area near Chinchilla, due to particular gases identified in some locations. 

DES have received formal confirmation of the air and water quality test results, and can confirm that the air and water quality in the Chinchilla region remains at safe levels. 

You can find out more about this work on DES website