ESC Program

Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Program

What is Erosion and Sediment?

Erosion and Sediment, the process of soil particles washing into our waterways, is considered the number one issue affecting South East Queensland with up to 50,000 dump trucks worth of pollutants entering our waterways each year. As an increasingly major issue, it is important that home-builders and buyers are adopting the ethos of the Queensland Environmental Protection Act 1994 – not only to adhere to legal requirements, but to improve their own cost-implications of rectifying such an issue post-build.

ESC Program

The Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Program is a procedure used to improve soil erosion at construction and building sites. As the subsequent release of sediment is considered a major threat to the health of our waterways (and the businesses and lifestyles that depend on them), improving erosion and sediment control practices is a practice and cost-effective strategy to reduce the environmental impacts and cost-implications of erosion and sediment.

Civil Toolkit

 

WbD have a number of resources for civil contractors to ensure that their environmental compliance obligations are met

 

 

 

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House Toolkit

 

WbD have a number of resources for house builders to ensure that their environmental compliance obligations are met

 

 

 

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Council Toolkit

 

WbD have a number of resources for local councils to ensure that their environmental compliance obligations are met

 

 

 

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Case Studies

Sediment laden water  Hes training day  High efficiency sediment basin  Muddy water before and after treatment

 

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The resources on this site provide tools and guidance to implement best practice ESC and have been developed by Water by Design with the support of Department of Environment and Science (DES) and the Reef urban Stormwater Management Group (RUSMG) to improve and protect our waterways and reef. For further information regarding legislative requirements please visit the DES State Government website, link in ESC Civil External resources page.

Davidson Street Project

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House Sites Toolkits

Browse our catalogue of Erosion & Sediment Control factsheets

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