Noise Issues

This page explains how the Council deals with noise issues.

We respond to noise complaints and take action when it is excessive or unreasonable. Everybody should expect some degree of noise in their neighbourhood from time to time. We do not regulate everyday activities such as:

  • Mowing lawns
  • DIY
  • Sawing wood
  • Road repairs

These sorts of noise might be a nuisance to you temporarily, but as long as the hours of operation are reasonable, we may not respond to such complaints. 

If you have a noisy neighbour, try talking to them first. If you can’t resolve the problem, phone us on 03 543 8400. We are available 24 hours a day and an officer will respond to excessive noise (such as music) at the time of the complaint.

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