There is a lot of dust coming from a building construction. Who can I report this to?

Dust can cause health problems for both workers and neighbours. Construction-site operators and owner-builders are required by law to minimise dust emissions from their sites. The level of dust must not breach the standards set in development consent conditions.

Dust control is covered in the council's approval for the development application. Report any dust problems from building sites to the local council.

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Reducing dust

Builders can use many methods to reduce the dust, such as covering stockpiles, using dust catchers on equipment, placing sweepings in a bag or box before disposal, using water to suppress dust and installing dust screens around the site’s edges.

Find out more

Air quality on construction sites (PDF 416 KB)

Dust from urban construction sites (PDF 288 KB)