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Environmental nuisance is:
Council can respond to your complaint or can take action against someone causing an environmental nuisance. Council will use noise and emission standards, such as audibility, duration, and frequency of noise; frequency and intensity of exposure to dust; or the nature and strength of odours, to decide if there is an environmental nuisance. Council can act against people or organisations causing the environmental nuisance. This can include making them change their activities, pay a fine, and even taking them to court.
Some situations are not managed by council and require that you contact an alternative authority. These are listed below:
Noise exemptions also apply to:
A formal complaint must be received before Council can investigate allegations of environmental nuisance. Frivolous or vexatious complaints will not be investigated.
Please note that to lodge a complaint, people must be willing to identify themselves and provide details of the nuisance to DNRM or Council.
To log a request or for further information about this please contact Environmental Health Services on 4776 4607 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.