Lawn mowers, whipper snippers, leaf blowers, mulchers – lawn care can be a noisy business – but there are ways that you can take care of your yard without being that noisy neighbour that everyone complains about. It’s not just common courtesy and great for neighbourhood harmony, it’s also a legal requirement.
We all need to make sure that we are not interfering with other people’s quality of life and that we are not in breach of local council noise restrictions. The restrictions exist for a reason. Under Queensland’s Environmental Protection Act 1994, breaches can result in an on-the-spot fine for non-compliance of $1100 for an individual and $2200 for a corporation. It doesn’t matter where in Queensland you live, including north Queensland, because all local councils in the state are legally required to enforce this act. Lawn maintenance falls under the category of ‘Tools and Maintenance Noise’ and involves the use of grass cutters such as lawn mowers, edge cutters, leaf blowers and mulchers. The noise restrictions state that no clearly audible noise is allowed between 7pm and 7am Monday to Saturday and 7pm to 8am on Sundays and Public Holidays. So, you’ll need to schedule your lawn care to comply with these times – your neighbours will appreciate it too.
How to ensure you’re not the noisy neighbour driving everyone crazy:
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