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Southbank Residents Association

10 Aug 2017

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Helping ensure your amenity

A few months ago I discussed what you can do if you believe a construction site is not complying with its operational and signage requirements.

But what if it is noise - or should I say excessive noise - or noise outside of times we consider acceptable? 

Did you know that the Environmental Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has a responsibility to protect the community from noise pollution? 

The EPA defines noise pollution as “sound at a level which is annoying, distracting or physically harmful”. Of course what is annoying to one resident may not necessarily be annoying to another and the level of noise can be subjective. 

The time of day and the type of noise will also impact on one’s attention and tolerance. The EPA has a 24hr hotline to report industrial and commercial noise pollution and you can call them on 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC).

So if workmen at a construction site near you are starting their machinery too early or operating too late, then give the EPA a call. However, if the noise is emanating from a neighbouring apartment or an unruly party, then I suggest calling the Police on 000 (NOT the Southbank station as they will advise you to call 000).

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is fast approaching and will be held on October 11, 2017. Once again, we will be looking for enthusiastic residents from our community to join and help continue our advocacy work.

You don’t need committee experience, but merely the motivation to join the conversation with a few hours each month to help out. 

At the end of the month we’ll be hosting our second Southbank information evening at Boyd Community Hub from 6.30pm – 7.30pm on Wednesday, August 30.

It’s a free event and you’re guaranteed to learn something new about living in Southbank so come along and meet some of your fellow residents. Register your attendance at new-to-southbank.eventbrite.com.au

 

Tony Penna

President

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