Erosion and sediment control | Redland City Council

Erosion and sediment control

We all need to do our part to ensure runoff generated from construction and building sites does not cost our community or affect our waterways.

Sediment in runoff is a major threat to the health of our waterways, and the businesses and lifestyles that depend on them. 

Erosion is the primary source of sediment in runoff. Sediment includes soil, dirt, sand, mud, dust and silt. Other pollutants also attach to sediment and are carried with it, entering our waters.

Improving erosion and sediment control measures is a practical and cost-effective way to reduce the impacts and costs of sediment to our community and waters.

You can find information below on erosion and sediment control practices and your responsibilities.