Environmental authority - Banana Shire Council - Queensland


You will need an environmental authority to undertake an environmentally relevant activity (ERA). ERAs are prescribed or resource activities with the potential to release contaminants into the environment.

  • Prescribed activities include industrial or intensive agricultural activities.
  • Resource activities include mining, petroleum, geothermal or greenhouse gas storage activities.

Who you need to apply to will be determined by your ERA. You will need to apply to the council if you undertake any of the following:

  • asphalt manufacturing
  • plastic product manufacturing
  • metal forming
  • surface coating
  • boat maintenance or repair.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an environmental authority, you must:

  • be a registered suitable operator
  • meet the standard conditions and eligibility criteria prescribed to your specific ERA.

You will also require development approval if you are conducting the following activities:

  • changing the type of activity
  • re-establishing an ERA activity that was abandoned
  • changing the scale or intensity of activity
  • carrying out building work
  • carrying out plumbing or drainage work.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The council is required to monitor the operational standards of your ERA through routine inspections. The expected frequency of these inspections will depend on the type of ERA and its level of compliance.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $534.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All -

Additional fees may apply, please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.

Apply Application All $534.00

Transitional environmental program (TEP) application. Fees for 2021-22

Comply Miscellaneous All $269.00

Amalgamation application. Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $228.00

ERA 19 Metal forming (AES= Nil). Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $2992.00

ERA 6 Asphalt manufacturing (AES = 32). Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $2618.00

ERA 12(1) Plastic product manufacturing (AES = 28). Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $5049.00

ERA 12(2) Plastic product manufacturing (AES = 54). Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $935.00

ERA 38(a) Surface coating (AES = 10). Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $1589.00

ERA 49 Boat maintenance or repair (AES = 17). Fees for 2021-22

Transfer Transfer All $129.50

Transfer application for environmental authority. Fees for 2021-22

Vary Inspection All $269.00

Assessment fee for major amendment application (EP Act 228(3)). Fees for 2021-22

Vary Variation All $269.00

Change of application for environmental authority, other than minor (EP Act 132(1)(b)). Fees for 2021-22

Vary Variation All $160.50

Application for amendment of environmental authority (EP Act 226(1)(b)). Fees for 2021-22

Vary Variation All $269.00

Change of amendment application (EP Act 236(1)(b)). Fees for 2021-22



You cannot transfer an existing environmental authority to a new site. However, an environmental authority can be transferred to another person / entity at the same location.

Administering agency

Banana Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Banana Shire Council

Operating address: Shire Chambers
62 Valentine Plains Road
Biloela, Queensland 4715
Mailing address: PO BOX 412
Biloela, Queensland 4715
Phone: 07 4992 9500
Fax: 07 4992 3493
Email: enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au
Website: Banana Shire Council (Opens in new window)