Air quality impact report

New developments must comply with the requirements of Brisbane City Plan 2014.

An air quality impact report is required for some planning applications. This is to show that any emissions from a new development comply with the Air quality planning scheme policy. A new residential development must also protect  the health and well-being of future occupants.

The Air quality planning scheme policy includes the information required for preparing this report including:

  • air quality 
  • odour impacts, and
  • health risk assessment.

A detailed air quality impact report will assist in a quick assessment process. Ensure the report is prepared by a properly qualified expert to demonstrate how a proposed development achieves the air quality outcomes in the City Plan.

Relevant standards, guidelines and resources

Brisbane City Council


  • Victorian State Environmental Protection Policy (Air Quality Management) 2001
  • Approved Methods for the Modelling and Assessment of Air Pollutants in New South Wales 2005
  • Queensland Environmental Protection Policy (Air) 2008.

Who is responsible for content

The applicant and relevant specialist are responsible for the:

  • content
  • quality, and
  • effectiveness

of the Air quality impact assessment report submitted to Council.

For enquiries regarding the preparation of an Air quality impact assessment report, contact Council.

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