Smoke noise and odours

A nuisance can be anything that unreasonably interferes with your enjoyment of your environment. It includes things such as:

  • noise – e.g music, power tools, heat pumps etc.
  • odour
  • smoke – e.g. wood-heater smoke, incinerators or burning off
  • litter.

It is legally considered to be a nuisance if it is, or might be, a danger or harm to the health, safety or welfare of the public, causes excessive levels of noise or pollution, is a fire risk or is an unsightly article or rubbish.

For more information regarding environmental nuisances please:

Things to consider before contacting Council to lodge a concern –

  • Have you spoken with your neighbour about your concern?
  • Do you have photographic evidence, should Council require it?
  • Regarding noise nuisances, have you kept a noise diary with dates & times of nuisance?
  • Do you have the correct address of where the concern is being emitted from?

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