Residential Noise and Hours of Use

Noise pollution is sound at a level that is annoying, distracting or physically harmful. This can mean different things to different people, so the best rule of thumb is to avoid making noise that you would find annoying.  There are also some specific rules about when you can use noisy equipment and how loud it can be.

Organisation Address: 134 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6233 6518

Web Address: http://epa.tas.gov.au/epa/noise/residential-noise-and-hours-of-use

Link Owner: Environment Protection Authority Tasmania

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Neighbourhood Disputes About Plants Act 2017

The Neighbourhood Disputes About Plants Act 2017 (the Act) aims to provide a clear, practical mechanism for resolving disputes between neighbours about plants that overhang or overshadow their property, or otherwise cause a nuisance.

Organisation Address: 131 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2770

Web Address: http://www.edotas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Factsheet-Neighbourhood-Disputes-About-Plants-updated.pdf

Link Owner: Environmental Defenders Office

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Smoke, Smells, Noise, and Pollution

The EPA regulates “Level 2 activities” – activities that are likely to produce smoke, smell, noise or air pollution beyond ‘normal’ levels.  Examples include odours from abattoirs and food processing plants, smoke from forestry burns, waste and wastewater disposal, noise from industrial premises, and emissions from motor vehicles, tyre burning, backyard burning and woodheaters. If you have a complaint or

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 03 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/community-and-environment/neighbourhood-disputes/environmental-issues/smoke-smells-noise-and-pollution/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal is an independent statutory body set up under the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993. The objectives of the Tribunal are to: promote the sustainable development of natural and physical resources and the maintenance of ecological processes and genetic diversity; provide for the fair, orderly and sustainable use and development of air,

Neighbourhood disputes about plants

The Neighbourhood Disputes about Plants Act 2017 (the Act) establishes a cost effective, efficient and accessible statutory scheme for the resolution of neighbourhood disputes relating to plants.

Organisation Address: 110 Collins St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 135 513

Web Address: http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/mediation_and_dispute_resolution/neighbourhood-disputes-about-plants

Link Owner: Department of Justice

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