Erosion and Sediment Control Manual (Version 1.2)
  • Last updated:
  • 07 Jul 2020

This manual focuses on the land-clearing, civil works and allotment-building phases of urban development. It gives an overview of how development activities can comply with the environmental objectives of council's planning schemes.


Standard drawings, in alphabetical order:

Latest sediment capture technology

Improved designs in sediment capture technology have been developed in New Zealand by the Auckland Regional Council  which are far more cost-effective for sediment capture than conventional basins. Trials by the Sunshine Coast Council in collaboration with industry partners has established their effectiveness regionally.

Some information can be found in Chapter 6 of the Erosion and Sediment Control Manual.

Linear infrastructure

For best practice erosion and sediment control guidelines in relation to linear infrastructure such as pipelines, powerlines, and roads refer to the New South Wales State Government stormwater publications

For more information, please contact the Waterways, Coastal and Catchment Unit via council's Customer Service Centre.