Construction Environment Management Plan

Construction sites can often have an impact on residents and local businesses. The implementation of a Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP) can effectively minimise the potential for harm to the natural environment and our community.

A CEMP will outline the potential impacts of a proposed development and identify the ways in which these impacts may be reduced both on and around the site through management strategies and site practices.

The successful implementation of a CEMP will ensure that a construction site is appropriately managed and works are carried out in a responsible manner. The prevention of impacts during the construction phase of a development will have many benefits, including protection of our flora and fauna, waterways and built and natural assets, whilst maintaining healthy air quality by minimising off-site dust.

What's included in a CEMP?

A CEMP should outline the issues that are required to be managed onsite, including but not limited to:

  • public safety, amenity and site security
  • operating hours
  • noise and vibration controls
  • air and dust management
  • stormwater and sediment control
  • waste and materials reuse,
  • traffic management (if required), and;
  • any conditions of the Planning Permit that applies to the development.


Each checklist provides links to suitable reference material.  Note: Not all checklist items will apply to your site.

Creating and Submitting your CEMP

  1. Transfer the required identified controls from the checklists as bullet points into the A0 plan template (multiple A0 pages is acceptable)
  2. Include a site plan showing locations of identified controls (for example, location of stockpiles, sediment controls, entry/exit paths, traffic management).  Your site can plan be scaled drawing or aerial map image
  3. Save your document as a single file
  4. Email your completed CEMP to Please include the planning permit number in the subject line.

The completed checklists will be used by Council officers to assess your CEMP.  The checklists do not form part of the approved CEMP.  CEMPs will only be assessed when the correct and relevant information has been submitted.

Processing a CEMP

Please allow at least four weeks for Council to review and approve your CEMP. We will be in contact with you to discuss your submission if required.

It is important to note that CEMPs may require referrals to internal departments depending on the location of your site and the type of work being undertaken.