Reducing or removing the potential for environmental pollution is a fundamental component of any design. Potential contaminants can be introduced from all stages of a development. These can include (but are not limited to):
- Smoke (typically to air).
- Dust (typically to air).
- Petrol / Diesel Spillage ((typically to waterways / road surfaces).
- Erosion / Sediment (typically to waterways / road surfaces).
- Concrete (typically to waterways).
- Bitumen (typically to waterways).
- Polystyrene (typically to waterways).
- Paint / Plaster (typically to waterways).
It is the Developer and Designer’s responsibility to ensure design methods and construction techniques provide for preventative measures to keep contaminants under control. Discharge to Council’s stormwater system of any material other than clean rainwater is prohibited under s15 of the Resource Management Act and Council’s Stormwater (Pollution Prevention) Bylaw.
Our community is increasingly aware of the potential impacts of development on the Tauranga environment, especially its harbour and waterways. Design is the primary influencing factor that can provide for good environmental outcomes on any project.
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