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Development on land affected by environmental emissions

The Policy for Development on Land Affected by Environmental Emissions from Transport and Transport Infrastructure outlines the Department of Transport and Main Roads policy position on the development of land affected by environmental emissions (noise, vibration, air emissions and particles and light) from linear transport operations and infrastructure. This includes busway, railway, light rail and state-controlled road infrastructure.

The policy provides the development industry with basic information including:

  • the impact environmental emissions can have on both the operational integrity of the transport system and the health, wellbeing and quality of life of the community, if not addressed when planning new development adjacent to transport operations and infrastructure
  • when the department considers land to be adversely affected by environmental emissions generated from transport operations and infrastructure
  • the department’s policy position on how land that is considered to be adversely affected by environmental emissions generated from transport operations and infrastructure should be developed (including relevant environmental criteria that should be met by development).

The policy is primarily used by the State Assessment Referral Agency when assessing development applications referred to the state under the Integrated Development Assessment System. It is also used when reviewing local government planning schemes.

Last updated
09 August 2017