Dust Suppressant

Overview

Council applies dust suppressant to certain roads to minimise the dust around roads in the Yarra Ranges.

dust suppressant trucks.png

What is dust suppressant?

The dust suppressant Council uses is an environmentally friendly magnesium brine solution. The solution acts as a stabiliser and binds the road surface which minimises dust.

The solution is produced in Australia in accordance with accredited manufacturing practices and under a strict quality system.

How long does dust suppressant last?

The dust suppressant product is estimated to be effective for a period of 8 weeks, this is dependent on weather and other road conditions.

How is dust suppressant applied to the road?

The dust suppressant application follows the grading program.

To apply dust suppressant a truck will first apply water to the road. This assists with the dust suppressant solution binding to the surface of the road.

After water has been applied, a truck will spray the dust suppressant solution to the road.

What roads do we treat?

Northern areas of the Yarra Ranges are expected to commence in November to December. Southern area of the Yarra Ranges are expected to commence in January.

We treat more than 200km of unsealed roads each year. The dust suppressant treatment is applied in conjunction with programmed maintenance grading of roads, which occurs from November through to January. Only one treatment is applied per year for the roads listed.

View the list of roads to be treated(PDF, 141KB)

Resident Funded Dust Suppressant

Dust suppressant treatment is applied in conjunction with scheduled maintenance grading of roads. This occurs from November through to January. Weather conditions and availability of equipment may also affect when dust suppressant is run.

Northern areas of the Yarra Ranges are expected to commence in November to December. Southern area of the Yarra Ranges are expected to commence in January.

The Resident Funded Dust Suppressant program is now closed for 2019.

Please note: We do not treat privately owned properties, roads, driveways accesses or carriageway easements.

  • Residents can apply and pay to have dust suppressant applied to their road if the road is not on Council's dust suppressant list.
  • To be included in the program, applications and payment must have been received by the due date of 15 November 2019 and applications are now closed.
  • Dust suppressant can only be applied once, and no refunds are able to be given or late application accepted.