Construction noise

Builders and contractors must ensure all constructions site noise complies with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997.

Construction noise does not have to comply with the assigned noise levels in the regulations between the hours of 7am-7pm Monday to Saturday. Noisy construction work is not permitted on Sundays or public holidays.

If you are building or demolishing, and there is a need to work on these days and you have sufficient justification, you may apply for an exemption to the Chief Executive Officer no later than seven days prior to the proposed works. You must submit a noise management plan and notify all noise sensitive receivers such as residents at least 24 hours prior to work commencing.

An application form to apply for out of hours construction noise is available to download below.

If you have any queries about what you need to submit, contact the Town on 9311 8111 or and ask to speak to an Environmental Health Officer.

All other non-construction activities must comply with the noise regulations at all times, especially before 7am. This includes site radios, deliveries, movement of equipment during set-up and reversing alarms on private property. Reversing of vehicles should be kept to a minimum. Workers should also refrain from swearing and shouting so as to not disturb nearby residents before 7am or after 7pm.

For further information contact Customer Service on 9311 8111 and ask to speak to an Environmental Health Officer or email