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Noise Pollution

 

​Building Work

Council normally imposes the following standard condition on Development Applications in relation to general building works, and varies it only if express permission is obtained.

Houses and Commercial

All demolition, building construction work, including earthworks, deliveries of building materials to and from the site to be restricted to the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday (inclusive) - 7.00am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday - 7.00am to 4.00pm

No work to be carried out on Sundays or any public holidays.

Multi Unit Developments

For all all multi unit developments in the Lane Cove area, Council has imposed additional restrictions:

All demolition, building construction work, including earthworks, deliveries of building materials to and from the site to be restricted as follows:-

  • Monday to Friday (inclusive) - 7am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday  - 8am to 12noon with no excavation, haulage truck movement, rock picking, sawing, jack hammering or pile driving to be undertaken. 

No work to be carried out on Sundays or any public holidays.

Music

Loud Music is prohibited between midnight and 8am on Friday, Saturday and any day preceding a public holiday. It’s restricted from 10pm to 8am on any other day.

Power Tools including lawnmowers and the like

Use of power tools is prohibited between 8pm and 7am on weekdays and Saturdays. On Sundays, they are not impermissible before 8am and after 8pm.

Vehicles

Excessive vehicular noise is prohibited between 8pm and 8am on weekends, and 8pm and 7am on weekdays.

Swimming Pools

A person must not cause or permit a swimming pool pump to be used on residential premises in such a manner that it emits noise that it can be heard within a room in any other residential premises:

  • Before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m. on any Sunday or Public holiday; or
  • Before 7 a.m. or after 8 p.m. on any other day.


Air Conditioners

A person must not cause or permit an air conditioner to be used on residential premises in such a manner that it emits noise that it can be heard within a room in any other residential premises:

  • Before 8 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on any Sunday or Public holiday; or
  • Before 7 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on any other day.