Draft Neighbourhood Noise Policy on exhibition

31 August, 2018Posted in: Community, Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from residents after councillors endorsed the public exhibition of a draft Neighbourhood Noise Policy at last Wednesday’s Ordinary Council Meeting.

Council’s Manager Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur, explained the purpose of the draft policy.

“This draft policy aims to provide information for the community about how Council manages noise complaints and how decisions on regulatory actions are made.”

The draft policy focuses on common neighbourhood noise issues such as dogs, air conditioners, pumps and roosters.

“Together with other agencies, Council has a role to play in managing neighbourhood noise complaints,” said Mr Arthur.

“It’s important to remember that time restrictions and levels of noise are regulated under legislation such as the Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2017.”

To view a copy of the draft policy see www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/neighbourhoodnoise or visit Council’s Civic Centre located at 68 Elizabeth Street in Moss Vale.

Submissions can be made online or in writing addressed to the Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or alternatively by email at mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au and should include the reference WSC 5450/28.4 and be marked ‘Submission to Draft Neighbourhood Noise Policy.

Submissions and feedback close at 4.30pm on 5 October 2018.

Following the close of the exhibition period, a final report considering submissions will be presented to Council.

For further information contact Council’s Environment Policy Officer on phone 4868 0888.