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Dust suppressant

Dust suppressant

Dust suppressant is applied to some of our unsealed roads during December and January. The suppressant acts as a stabiliser and binds the road surface, helping to minimise dust.

We use an environmentally friendly dust suppressant based on a magnesium brine solution which is a naturally occurring liquid. The solution is produced in Australia in accordance with good manufacturing practices and under a strict quality system, solar evaporation methods are completely natural using the sun and wind.

Council’s unsealed road network is in excess of 750kms and the allocated budget for dust suppressant allows for approx only 200km of our roads to be treated. Unfortunately, roads cannot be added to the council funded program. Please see below for Resident Funded Program details.

View the list of roads included in the 2017/18 Dust Suppressant Program (XLSX, 20KB).

Resident Funded Dust Suppressant

As Council have a limited budget for dust suppressant, we provide the option for residents to apply and pay to have dust suppressant applied to their roads.

Applications for the program are taken from September to November each year and must be a minimum of 100 metres. Application and payment must be made by the due date to be included into the program. Dust suppressant can only be applied once, and no refunds are able to be given.

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

Applications for the resident funded program have now closed and will be open again mid September. Please visit this page again in September to view rates and apply.

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