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Erosion and Sedimentation Control Requirements

  • 1.  Erosion and Sedimentation Control Requirements

    Posted 09 December 2018 15:39
    ​Council is looking to upgrade ESC planning and delivery requirements for external and internally delivered projectsand is seeking comment on general requirements applied by other Councils

    Do you require all DA/Contract delivered projects to have ESC plans developed by CPESC certified professionals or other alternatives ?
    For internally delivered projects under Councils capital works programs do you require the same certification or an alternative ?

    Any assistance you could provide would be appreciated

    Graeme Hawes
    Manager Technical Services
    Mackay Regional Council

  • 2.  RE: Erosion and Sedimentation Control Requirements

    Posted 2 days ago
    G'day Graeme,

    In our experience designers specify one of two standards on their drawings or specifications.  These being:

    1. IPWEA Standard Drawings DS-040 or DS-041 (most common for Council projects) or
    2. Best practice erosion and sediment control, IESC Australasia (more common on Main Road related projects).

    I don't recall ever coming across a requirement where the ESC Plan had to be specifically certified by qualified ESC planner (unless of course that's included in the standards). And as a contract Administrator, I've never enforced a requirement to have the Plan drawn up by a certified person.

    For my money the IPWEA docs are the way to go mate for both internal and external works.

    Cheers. Ricey

    Sean Rice
    BE (Civil) MBA (TechMgt) CPEng NER RPEQ FIPWEAQ
    Managing Director
    Proterra Group
    M: 0488 715 700

  • 3.  RE: Erosion and Sedimentation Control Requirements

    Posted 14 hours ago

    HI Sean,

    It's been a while and I am not in the area anymore, but about 4 years ago some of the Sunshine Coast Councils made it compulsory in their jurisdictions. I imagine it still is.



    Shaun Johnston

    Manager Water & Waste Water
    Burdekin Shire Council

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