Maintaining a quality lifestyle also means ensuring our environment is free from offensive smells, dust and smoke. Council's Environmental Health Officers respond to public complaints and requests for inspection regarding a variety of issues.
Noise is unwanted sound. Everyone reacts differently to noise. Noise can disturb neighbours, disrupt their sleep and interfere with their normal daily activities. What can be unbearable for one person may pass almost unnoticed by another. How annoyed we become depends on the loudness, time, place and frequency of the noise. Noise can even impact on people's health, especially the very young and the elderly.
Council only has jurisdiction to act on certain noise pollution issues, and shares the responsibility of noise control with other government bodies. Please refer to the information below which outlines authorities for various noise types.