Some examples of local nuisances may include:
A person’s activities should not unreasonably interfere with the well-being or enjoyment of an area by others. This includes not only the indoor and outdoor spaces of a person’s own property but public and community areas such as parks, other places of public recreation, and commercial precincts.
The community should all be mindful of the degree of potential local nuisance that can be generated by things such as unwarranted smoke, excessive noise, nuisance dust or unkempt properties and always seek to minimise such impacts as much as possible. Discussing any concerns with your neighbour/person causing the alleged nuisance may be all that is needed.
If an activity you are proposing to undertake in the Wattle Range Council area may generate a local nuisance, then you are able to apply to Council for an exemption. Council must consider whether exceptional circumstances exist in relation to an application before an exemption may be granted.
To help demonstrate to Council that exceptional circumstances may exist, your application will need to include a nuisance management plan describing the steps that will be taken to prevent, minimise or address any adverse effects on the amenity value of the area concerned and also describing the exceptional circumstances that exist to justifyc the granting of an exemption.
Applications can be made by:
When Council grants an exemption, details of the declaration will be made available in the Current Exemptions section below.
Lot 3 Railway Terrace TANTANOOLA and Sections 582, 583 & 412 Railway Terrace TANTANOOLA
|Date of Exemption:||Daily between 5pm & 8pm until 26 April 2019|
|The Activity:||Noise (bird scaring)|
Speak to Person
Initially you should try and discuss your concerns with the people (e.g. neighbours) from where the nuisance is coming from as they may not even be aware of the effect they are having on others. This is often the quickest way to find a solution.
Reporting to a relavant Authority
Some examples of the types of complaints that Council may be able to investigate include:
You can make a report by contacting Council with as much information as possible.
Council is limited in what it is able to investigate and follow up, the laws specify what may be considered a local nuisance and anything outside of this, Council is unable to deal with, here are a few examples:
Reporting a Nuisance After Hours
To report a nuisance outside of ordinary office hours, please contact SA Police on 131 444 if you require action at that time. Alternatively please contact Council during business hours to report the nuisance.
Litter is solid or a liquid waste which can come from residential or commercial premises, individuals or vehicles. Litter can include:
and also includes the following hazardous substances: