Noise from leaf blowers and power tools
Under the Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2017 power tools and equipment can be used on a residential premises between the following times:
- Between 8am and 8pm on any Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, or
- Between 7am and 8pm on any other day.
What can you do about bothersome noise?
If you are having problems with noise in your neighbourhood, you can make contact with the builder concerned, or the neighbour using noisy equipment, to see if a compromise and/or work around is possible until the current lockdown is lifted.
If you live in an apartment and are experiencing noise issues from work occurring within your own apartment block, it may be worthwhile speaking with your Body Corporate or Strata Executive, because your strata may have by-laws controlling such activities which could be applied during the current lockdown.
If the work being undertaken complies with the above provisions then there is little short-term action available to Council.