Neighbourhood Noise

Noise disturbances are controlled under the provisions of the Protection of the Environment Operations (POEO) Act 1997.

Dealing with Neighbourhood Noise

Refer to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) website for guidelines on neighbourhood noise (including permissible hours) and advice on dealing with offensive noise.

If you are unable to resolve the matter by using the recommended methods, more formal action may be taken by contacting Council and providing the following information:

  • Time, date and duration of the noise
  • Details of the type and sound of the noise
  • Details of the likely noise source
  • Your contact details

Council will not investigate anonymous complaints.

Commercial Premises

Most commercial operations are required to comply with noise requirements (in accordance with the NSW Industrial Noise Policy) under their respective development consents for the use of the property.

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