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Environmental Nuisance and Pollution

Environmental Nuisance and Pollution control, involves the investigation and resolution of nuisance and pollution issues. This often involves the mediation of neighbour-to-neighbour conflicts and may require the investigation of businesses when formal complaints have been received.

Property owners are responsible for ensuring that the activities conducted on their property do not have a negative impact on neighbouring properties, residences and the environment.

The Health Act 1911 and Environmental Protection Act 1986 empower the Shire to issue notices in instances whereby a nuisance is deemed to be occurring.

The nature of environmental nuisance concerns investigated by the Environmental Health Section includes the following:

  • Noise Pollution
  • Air pollution
  • Environmental pollution
  • Odour nuisance
  • Sewerage nuisance

If you have a concern in relation to the above about a neighbouring property or a property within the Shire please submit a complaint in writing to the Shire office.

Noise Pollution

Noise is not only annoying but can cause stress, which ultimately impacts on health. Noise is regulated by the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 which specifies allowable levels of specific land use areas Eg residential versus industrial. Various types of noise are regulated by different bodies.

In some cases it may be necessary for officers to conduct noise monitoring to resolve a dispute.

Noise Complaint Form