Factsheets developed by Healthy Land and Water provide an overview of best practice erosion and sediment control measures for house sites. Further information to help you select and install the most cost-effective measures to suit your site are available from:


International Erosion Control Association 

The IECA is a non-profit, international, member organisation that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry.

Catchments and Creeks Pty Ltd   

Catchments and Creeks Pty Ltd is a small engineering consultancy based in Brisbane. The website contains technical information on waterways, stormwater management, and erosion and sediment control practices, including a range of useful ESC field guides.


Healthy Land and Water has a suite of resources available to assist you with best practice erosion and sediment control. 

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ESC:  Compliance with SPP

The State Planning Policy 2017 (DILGP, 2017) came into effect on the 3rd July 2017 and introduces a new stormwater management design objective for sediment control on construction sites. New Operational Works applications which are for urban purposes and which involve disturbing a land area of 2500m2 or greater in size must comply with the new design objective. The new design standard recognises there are alternative technologies available and proven in the Queensland context that can achieve the new design objective without necessarily increasing cost or land area requirements. The purpose of this Technical Note is to assist Local Government (and Industry) by explaining the reason for the new design objective and to provide practical tools to help implement the change.


Video Resources

 Jar Test                                                                          Manual Dosing


Automatic Dosing Setup                                               Chemical Kit




Dosing High Efficiency Sediment Basins

Comparing Erosion Control Treatments




Flow based vs Rain Activated

Jar Testing 2









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