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Noise Pollution

 
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 8:00am or after 10:00pm on any Sunday or Public holiday; or
  • Before 7:00am or after 10:00pm. on any other day.

​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) - 7:00am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday  - 8:00am 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 8:00am on Friday, Saturday and any day preceding a public holiday. It’s restricted from 10:00pm to 8:00am on any other day.

Power Tools including lawnmowers and the like

Use of power tools is prohibited between 8:00pm and 7:00am on weekdays and Saturdays. On Sundays, they are not permitted before 8am and after 8:00pm.

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 8:00am. or after 8:00pm on any Sunday or Public holiday; or
  • Before 7:00am or after 8:00pm on any other day.

Vehicles

Excessive vehicular noise is prohibited between 8:00pm and 8:00am on weekends, and 8:00pm and 7:00am on weekdays.

Waste Vehicles

Waste collections are part of the day to day life in Lane Cove. Often waste collection is more efficient when conducted out-of-hours to help improve motorist and pedestrian safety and reduce the impact on traffic flow in and around our area. Waste and recycling collection should however not be causing regular sleep disturbances to residents.

If you are experiencing excessive noise from waste and recycling collections, it is important to identify where the disturbance is coming from.

Concerns regarding excessive noise from residential waste and recycling collection can be raised with Council as we have arrangements in place with our contractor URM to help minimise the impact on residents.

If the excessive noise is coming from collections associated with business/commercial premises you can discuss the issue with the business concerned and let them know you are being affected. If this does not resolve the issue and you consider the noise to be offensive then you can refer your complaint to Council who can investigate the matter.

Please have the following information ready when you contact us on 9911 3555:

  • name and address of the premises being serviced
  • name of the waste management company
  • the vehicle registration number and any photographs
  • all dates and times of offences.