Environmental authority - Torres Shire Council - Queensland

Description

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

Licence

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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $400.00

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Environmental authority - Please contact your council for information on the current application process and relevant form.

Transfer

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

Torres 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:

Torres Shire Council

Operating address: 68 Douglas Street
Thursday Island, Queensland 4875
Mailing address: PO BOX 171
Thursday Island, Queensland 4875
Phone: 07 4069 1336
Fax: 07 4069 1845
Email: admin@torres.qld.gov.au
Website: Torres Shire Council (Opens in new window)