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8.2.13 Industrial amenity overlay code

8.2.13.1 Application

(1) This code applies to assessing development in the Industrial amenity overlay, if:
(a) assessable development where this code is an applicable code identified in the assessment criteria column of a table of assessment for an overlay (section 5.10); or
(b) impact assessable development.
(2) Land in the Industrial amenity overlay is identified on the Industrial amenity overlay map and is included in the following sub-categories:
(a) Industrial amenity investigation area sub-category;
(b) Industrial hazard investigation area sub-category.
(3) When using this code, reference should be made to section 1.5 and section 5.3.3.

Note—Where this code includes performance outcomes or acceptable outcomes that relate to:

8.2.13.2 Purpose

(1) The purpose of the Industrial amenity overlay code is to:
(a) Implement the policy direction in the Strategic framework, in particular:
(i) Theme 1: Brisbane’s globally competitive economy and Element 1.2 Brisbane’s industrial economy;
(ii) Theme 3: Brisbane’s clean and green leading environmental performance and Element 3.2 – Brisbane’s environmental quality and sustainable design;
(iii) Theme 4: Brisbane's highly effective transport and infrastructure and Element 4.2 – Brisbane's other infrastructure networks:
(iv) Theme 5: Brisbane’s CityShape and Element 5.2 – Brisbane’s Major Industry Areas.
(b) Provide for the assessment of the suitability of development of land within the Industrial amenity overlay.
(2) The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:
(a) Development for new premises within the Industrial hazard investigation area sub-category around existing declared major hazard facilities and facilities storing 10% or more than the major hazard facilities quantity threshold is appropriately managed.
(b) Development for new premises within the Industrial amenity investigation area sub-category around existing industrial uses and sewage treatment plants is appropriately managed where those industrial uses have the potential for adverse off-site air quality or noise impacts.
(c) Development for new premises is compatible with industrial uses and sewage treatment plants and does not adversely impact on the continued operation of a lawful industrial use or sewage treatment plant.

8.2.13.3 Assessment criteria

The following table identifies the assessment criteria for assessable development.

Table 8.2.13.3.A—Criteria for assessable development
Performance outcomes
Acceptable outcomes
Section A—If in the Industrial amenity investigation area sub-category
PO1
Development is located, designed and constructed to achieve the air quality (planning) criteria in Table 8.2.13.3.B, odour criteria in Table 8.2.13.3.C and health risk criteria in Table 8.2.13.3.D.

Note—An air quality impact report prepared in accordance with the Air quality planning scheme policy can assist in demonstrating achievement of this performance outcome.

AO1.1
Development for a sensitive use is located no closer than:
(c) 500m to a high impact industry;
(d) 1500m to a special industry.
AO1.2
Development for a sensitive use is located no closer than the following distances to a service station:
(a) 10m from the dispensing area and fuel storage vents of a service station with an annual throughput not exceeding 1.2ML;
(b) 50m from the dispensing area and fuel storage vents of a service station with stage 1 vapour recovery and an annual throughput greater than 1.2ML and not exceeding 9ML;
(c) 20m from the dispensing area and fuel storage vents of a service station with stage 1 and 2 vapour recovery and an annual throughput not exceeding 12ML.
PO2
Development is located, designed and constructed to achieve the noise (planning) criteria in Table 8.2.13.3.E to protect the development from adverse noise impacts.

Note—A noise impact assessment report prepared in accordance with the Noise impact assessment planning scheme policy can assist in demonstrating achievement of this performance outcome.

AO2
Development for a sensitive use is located no closer than:
(c) 500m to a high impact industry;
(d) 1500m to a special industry.
Section B—If in the Industrial hazard investigation area sub-category
PO3
Development is located, designed and constructed to achieve the hazard and risk criteria in Table 8.2.13.3.F to protect the development from:
(a) technological hazards (fire, explosion and toxic release);
(b) major hazard facilities;
(c) facilities storing 10% or more than the major hazard facilities quantity threshold.

Note—A preliminary hazard analysis report prepared in accordance with the Industrial hazard and risk assessment planning scheme policy can assist in demonstrating achievement of this performance outcome.

Editor's note—A major hazard facility is regulated under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Hazardous Industries and Chemicals Branch (HICB). Development in the vicinity of a major hazard facility, as identified by the Industrial hazard investigation area sub-category, must obtain the appropriate clearance through the HICB.

AO3
Development is subject to an acceptable level of risk stated in a written confirmation from the State administering authority for technological hazards.
Table 8.2.13.3.B—Air quality (planning) criteria
Pollutant
Averaging time
Health outcome protected
Criteria including background (µg/m³)
Criteria including background (ppm)
Nitrogen dioxide
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
250
0.12
Annual
Health and wellbeing
62
0.03
Sulfur dioxide
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
570
0.2
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
230
0.08
Annual
Health and wellbeing
57
0.02
Particulate matter (PM) as total suspended particulates (TSP)
Annual
Health and wellbeing
90
-
Particulate matter less than 10µm (PM10)
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
50
-
Particulate matter less than 2.5µm (PM2.5)
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
25
-
Annual
Health and wellbeing
8
-
Carbon monoxide
8 hour
Health and wellbeing
11,000
9
Dust deposition as insoluble solids
Annual
Protecting aesthetic environment
4g/m2/month
-
1,1,1-trichloroethane (methyl chloroform)
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
12,500
2.3
1,1,2-trichloroethane
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
1,000
0.18
1,1-biphenyl
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
24
0.0037
1,2-dichloroethane
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
750
0.17
1,3-butadiene
Annual
Health and wellbeing
2.4
0.001
Acetaldehyde
1 hour
Odour
42
0.023
Acetic acid
1 hour
Odour
270
0.11
Acetone
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
22,000
9.2
Acrolein
1 hour
USEPA extremely toxic
0.42
0.00018
Acrylonitrile
1 hour
USEPA Group B1 carcinogen (probable human carcinogen)
8
0.0037
Alpha chlorinated toluenes and benzoyl chloride
1 hour
IARC Group 1 carcinogen (known human carcinogen)
9
0.0018
Ammonia
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
330
0.46
Antimony and compounds
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
9
-
Arsenic and compounds (as total metal content in PM10)
1 hour
IARC Group 1 carcinogen (known human carcinogen)
0.09
-
Annual
Health and wellbeing
6ng/m³
-
Benzene
Annual
Health and wellbeing
10
0.003
Benzo(a)pyrene (as marker for PAH)
Annual
Health and wellbeing
0.3ng/m³
-
Beryllium and compounds
1 hour
IARC Group 1 carcinogen (known human carcinogen)
0.004
-
Bromochloromethane
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
19,000
3.7
Bromoform (tribromomethane)
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
90
0.009
Bromotrifluoromethane
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
112,000
18
Butyl acrylate
1 hour
Odour
100
0.019
Butyl mercaptan
1 hour
Odour
7
0.002
Cadmium and compounds (as total metal content in PM10)
Annual
Health and wellbeing
5ng/m³
-
Carbon disulfide
1 hour
Odour
183
0.0055
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
110
0.032
Chlorine
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
50
0.018
Chlorine dioxide
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
5.1
0.0018
Chlorobenzene
1 hour
Odour
100
0.023
Chloroform
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
900
0.18
Chromium III compounds
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
9
-
Chromium VI compounds
1 hour
IARC Group 1 carcinogen (known human carcinogen)
0.09
-
Copper dusts and mists
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
18
-
Copper fumes
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
3.7
-
Cumene (isopropyl benzene)
1 hour
Odour
21
0.004
Cyanide (as CN)
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
90
-
Cyclohexane
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
19,000
5
Cyclohexanone
1 hour
Odour
260
0.07
Diacetone alcohol
1 hour
Odour
700
0.15
Dichloromethane (methylene chloride)
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
3,200
0.85
7 days
Health and wellbeing
480
0.13
Diethylamine
1 hour
Odour
30
0.01
Dimethylamine
1 hour
Odour
9
0.0052
Dioxins and furans (as TCDD TEF)
1 hour
IARC Group 1 carcinogen (known human carcinogen)
0.000002
-
Diphenyl ether
1 hour
Odour
80
0.01
Ethanol
1 hour
Odour
2,100
1.1
Ethyl acetate
1 hour
Odour
12,100
3.5
Ethyl acrylate
1 hour
Odour
0.4
0.0001
Ethyl butyl ketone
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
4,200
0.9
Ethyl chloride (chloroethane)
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
48,000
18
Ethylbenzene
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
8,000
1.8
Ethylene oxide
1 hour
IARC Group 1 carcinogen (known human carcinogen)
3.3
0.0018
Formaldehyde
1 hour
Protecting aesthetic environment
96
0.07
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
54
0.04
Hydrogen chloride
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
140
0.09
Hydrogen cyanide
1 hour
USEPA extremely toxic
200
0.18
Hydrogen sulfide
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
160
0.11
1 hour
Odour
6.5
0.0043
Lead and compounds (as total metal content in TSP)
Annual
Health and wellbeing
0.5
-
Magnesium oxide fumes
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
180
-
Manganese and compounds (as total metal content in PM10)
Annual
Health and wellbeing
0.16
-
MDI (diphenylmethane diisocyanate)
1 hour
USEPA extremely toxic
0.04
-
Mercury inorganic
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
1.8
-
Annual
Health and wellbeing
1.1
-
Mercury organic
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
0.18
-
Methanol
1 hour
Odour
3,000
2.4
Methyl ethyl ketone
1 hour
Odour
3,200
1.1
Methyl isobutyl ketone
1 hour
Odour
230
0.05
Methyl mercaptan
1 hour
Odour
0.46
0.00023
Methyl methacrylate
1 hour
Odour
120
0.027
Methyl styrene
1 hour
Odour
140
0.029
Methylamine
1 hour
Odour
2.7
0.0023
n-Butanol
1 hour
Odour
500
0.16
n-Butyl acetate
1 hour
Odour
1,020
0.21
n-Hexane
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
3,200
0.9
Nickel and compounds (as total metal content in PM10)
Annual
Health and wellbeing
0.02
-
Nitric acid
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
90
0.037
Nitrobenzene
1 hour
Odour
2.6
0.00052
n-Propanol
1 hour
Odour
41
0.016
Pentachlorophenol
1 hour
USEPA extremely toxic
0.9
-
Phenol
1 hour
Odour
20
0.0052
Phosgene
1 hour
USEPA extremely toxic
7
0.0018
Phosphine
1 hour
Odour
3.1
0.0023
Propylene oxide
1 hour
USEPA Group B1 carcinogen (probable human carcinogen)
90
0.037
Pyridine
1 hour
Odour
7
0.0023
Styrene
1 hour
Odour
65
0.014
7 days
Health and wellbeing
280
0.06
Sulfate
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
27
-
Sulfuric acid
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
18
-
TDI (toluene-2,4-diisocyanate; toluene-2,6-diisocyanate)
1 hour
USEPA extremely toxic
0.04
-
Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene)
1 hour
Odour
7,487
1.01
Annual
Health and wellbeing
270
0.036
Toluene
1 hour
Odour
958
0.23
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
4,100
1
Annual
Health and wellbeing
410
0.1
Trichloroethylene
1 hour
IARC Group 2A carcinogen (probable human carcinogen)
500
0.09
Triethylamine
1 hour
Odour
200
0.05
Vanadium and compounds (as total metal content in PM10)
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
1.1
-
Vinyl chloride monomer
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
28
0.01
Vinyl toluene
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
4,400
0.9
Welding fumes (total particulate)
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
90
-
Xylenes (as a total of ortho, meta and para isomers)
24 hours
Health and wellbeing
1,200
0.25
Annual
Health and wellbeing
950
0.2
Zinc chloride fumes
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
18
-
Zinc oxide fumes
1 hour
Health and wellbeing
90
-

Note—

Table 8.2.13.3.C—Odour criteria
Pollutant
Averaging time
Health outcome protected
Criteria (odour units-OU)
Odour
1 hour
Odour
0.5OU for tall stacks
Odour
1 hour
Odour
2.5OU for ground level and wake-affected plumes from short stacks

Note—Odour criteria are to be evaluated using the 99.5th percentile concentration from dispersion modelling.

Table 8.2.13.3.D—Health risk assessment criteria
Risk type
Incremental health risk criteria for development in isolation
Cumulative health risk criteria for development with background sources of pollutants
Lifetime cancer risk
Less than 1 in 1,000,000
Less than 1 in 100,000
Chronic hazard index
Less than 0.5
Less than 1
Acute hazard index
Less than 0.5
Less than 1

Note—

Table 8.2.13.3.E—Noise (planning) criteria
Location where the criteria applies inside a sensitive use
Adjusted equivalent continuous sound pressure level (LAeq,adj,T) to be achieved during day, evening and night-time periods
Maximum sound pressure level (LAmax) to be achieved during the night-time period
Day 7am–6pm
LAeq,adj,11hr
Evening 6pm–10pm
LAeq,adj,4hr
Night 10pm–7am
LAeq,adj,9hr
Night
10pm–7am
Sleeping areas
35dB(A)
35dB(A)
30dB(A)
45dB(A)
Other habitable rooms
35dB(A)
35dB(A)
35dB(A)
-
Low frequency noise criteria for specified sources
Noise intrusion into habitable rooms
60dB(C)
60dB(C)
Sleeping areas: 55dB(C)
Other habitable rooms: 60dB(C)
N/A

Note—

Table 8.2.13.3.F—Hazard and risk criteria
Fatality risk
Land use
Fatality risk
(risk in a million per year)
0.5
1

Note—Residential intensification may be appropriate where mitigating measures can be implemented to reduce risk exposure to less than the one in a million per year individual fatality risk level, provided the pre-mitigation residual risk levels are below the 10 in a million per year individual fatality risk level. However, no residential intensification should take place where pre-mitigation residual risk levels are in excess of the 10 in a million per year individual fatality risk level.

Commercial developments including shop and shopping centre, food and drink outlet, office, theatre and tourist attraction
5 unless mitigating measures are implemented to reduce risk exposure to less than this individual fatality risk level
10
Industry activities
50 unless mitigating measures are implemented to reduce risk exposure to less than the individual fatality risk level
Injury risk
Type of risk
Injury risk
Heat radiation
Incident heat flux radiation does not exceed 4.7kW/m2 at a frequency of more than 50 chances in a million per year
Explosion overpressure
Incident explosion overpressure does not exceed 7kPa at frequencies of more than 50 chances in a million per year.
Toxic exposure
Toxic concentrations do not exceed a level which would be seriously injurious to sensitive members of the community following a relatively short period of exposure at a maximum frequency of 10 in a million per year.
Toxic concentrations will not cause irritation to eyes or throat, coughing or other acute physiological responses in sensitive members of the community over a maximum frequency of 50 in a million per year.
Risk of property damage and accident propagation
Type of property damage and accident propagation risk
Land use
Property damage and accident propagation risk criteria
Heat radiation
Neighbouring potentially hazardous installations or at land zoned to accommodation such installations
Incident heat flux radiation is not to exceed a risk of 50 in a million per year for the 23kW/m2 heat flux level
Explosion overpressure
Neighbouring potentially hazardous installations, at land zoned to accommodate such installations, or at nearest public buildings
Incident explosion overpressure is not to exceed a risk of 50 in a million per year for the 14kPa explosion overpressure level.
Societal risk
If development involves a significant intensification of population including medium density or high density residential; indoor sport and recreation or outdoor sport and recreation where large numbers of spectators are likely to be present; or shopping centre. Societal risk criteria (see Figure a):
(a) below the negligible line societal risk is not considered significant provided other individual criteria are met;
(b) above the intolerable line is considered undesirable even if individual risk criteria are met;
(c) within the ALARP region, the emphasis is on reducing risks as far as possible towards the negligible line. Provided other hazard and risk criteria are met, the risks would be considered tolerable in the ALARP region.

Note—Societal risk criteria particularly focus on multiple fatality situations. Hence, it is generally not meaningful to address societal risk when considering a development application for a single dwelling in the vicinity of a potentially hazardous facility.

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