Are there noise restrictions in Legana?

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Hi Royce, I have copied and pasted the noise regulations for the west tamar council which should answer your question.

NOISE AND YOUR NEIGHBOURS
Your Rights & Responsibilities

Environmental Management & Pollution Control Act 1994
Miscellaneous Noise Regulations 2004

While people are allowed to produce reasonable levels of noise as part of their lifestyle, laws are in place to control
environmental nuisances caused by excessive noise that interferes unreasonably with another person's enjoyment
of the environment.

The use of chainsaws, off-road vehicles, lawnmowers, etc is limited to certain times, volumes and / or locations as
well as having a number of conditions which apply to these activities. For example, except under special conditions,
a motorcycle is not to be operated off-road within 500 metres of domestic premises without the consent of the
occupiers. Other potentially noisy pursuits like band practice, stereos and backyard mechanics can also be
controlled if they produce excessive noise. The intent of the laws is to provide limits for appropriate activities
and to protect the rights of the people whose enjoyment of the environment is being unreasonably interfered
with by unlawful activities. Monetary penalties can be applied for breaches of the legislation.

Before engaging in a potentially noisy activity, you should consider the following:
1. The time, location, duration and intensity of the noise and the likelihood of it causing a
2. nuisance to neighbours.
3. The volume of the activity. A good indication is that if the noise is likely to be heard in a
4. neighbouring residence, chances are that it will cause a nuisance to the occupants.
5. Advise neighbours. Let neighbours know that you will be creating noise and the likely
duration of the activity. You may need to adjust the time and location of the activity
to maintain neighbourhood harmony.
6. Check the appropriate legislation. A guide to permissible operating times of certain
things is included below. For further clarification, please see www.thelaw.tas.gov.au
or contact Council's Environmental Health Department on ph 03 6323 9300.

If you feel that you are the victim of an environmental nuisance in the form of excessive noise that interferes
unreasonably with your enjoyment of the environment or is in breach of the limits, then you should contact
Council's Environmental Health Department for advice. Most often, the best outcome for neighbourhood
harmony is achieved by first letting the person know that what they are doing is creating a problem. Give
them some options, such as a change in time, location or volume; this allows them to carry out their
activity without reating a nuisance. If they refuse to do the right thing, then they should not be upset when
a formal complaint is made.

If you wish to make a formal complaint, contact Council's Environmental Health Department on
ph 03 6323 9300 or if after hours, the Tasmania Police Assistance Line for non-emergencies on ph 131 444.
Remember, when making a complaint ensure you know the address where the noise is coming from, the type
of noise and its duration. A diary of the noise will assist Council with their investigations.

The following schedule outlines the permissible hours of use of specified things on residential premises. This is to be used as a guide only. For further details, please visit www.thelaw.tas.gov.au.

Lawnmowers, whipper snipers or other power garden maintenance equipment
Monday - Friday Between 7.00am & 8.00pm
Saturday Between 9.00am & 8.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Between 10.00am & 8.00pm

Chainsaw for garden maintenance - 1 day per week
Monday - Friday Between 7.00am & 6.00pm
Saturday Between 9.00am & 6.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Between 10.00am & 6.00pm

Portable apparatus, such as power tools, pumps, generators, compressors & cement mixers
Monday - Friday Between 7.00am & 6.00pm
Saturday Between 9.00am & 6.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Between 10.00am & 6.00pm

Musical instruments or sound amplifying equipment
Monday - Thursday Between 7.00am & 10.00pm
Friday Between 7.00am & Midnight
Saturday Between 9.00am & Midnight
Sunday & Public Holidays Between 10.00am & 10.00pm

Mobile machinery, tractors, loaders, backhoes or similar, without a permit
Monday - Friday Between 7.00am & 6.00pm
Saturday Between 8.00am & 6.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Between 10.00am & 6.00pm

Motor vehicles, vessels & outboard motors
Monday - Friday Between 7.00am & 6.00pm
Saturday Between 9.00am & 6.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays Between 10.00am & 6.00pm
NOTE: A person must not operate a motor vehicle or vessel for sport or recreation, within
500m of residential premises, subject to certain conditions.
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