Property owners are responsible for ensuring that activities on their property do not negatively impact neighbouring properties, residences and the environment.
Such negative environmental health issues include:
Drainage and sewerage
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's local laws cover many environmental nuisance and pollutions control measures used by us.
The Public Health Act 2016, Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911 and Environmental Protection Act 1986 empowers the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to issue compliance notices when an environmental nuisance occurs.
The City can also resolve nuisance and pollution issues through:
Noise is an accepted part of living in an urban environment. Unreasonable noise, however, is not.
The Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 defines 'unreasonable noise' for the purposes of Sections 79 and 80 of the Environment Protection Act 1986.
The Department of Environmental Regulations website provides more information on noise pollution in Western Australia.
Both the police and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder have the authority to enforce these noise regulations.
The first and best approach for dealing with noisy neighbours is to discuss the problem with them. Your neighbours may not be aware that their behaviour is disturbing you. This can result in changes that will benefit both parties.
If initial talks with your neighbour do not resolve the problem, you can contact the City during office hours, and either the City or the police after hours. For more information refer to our neighbourhood noise fact sheet.