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Noosa Shire Council

Pollution Pollution

Air Pollution

Council may be involved in complaints regarding pollution from dust, light, odour, smoke, spray drift and nuisances from lighting and maintaining fires. Should you have a problem with air emissions, you may wish to discuss the issue directly with the person responsible.

Legislation requires Council to respond to complaints received. The response will depend on complaint history, current compliance history and the risk for the alleged offence. Actions taken by council may include sending an advisory letter and fact sheet to both parties and conducting an on-site investigation. If you have difficulty complying with the legislative requirements contact council for assistance or advice.

Further Information, useful websites and factsheets are available from the local government website.  If after viewing the toolbox website you still require further information contact council's customer service centre.

Noise Pollution

Noise is unwanted sound. Everyone reacts differently to noise. Noise can disturb neighbours, disrupt their sleep and interfere with their normal daily duties. Should you have a problem with noise, discuss the issue directly with the person responsible for the nuisance in order to try and achieve a solution.

Noise pollution could involve noise from air conditioning units, power boats, pumps, refrigeration equipment, regulated devices such a power tools, compressors, grass cutters, leaf blowers etc; building work or amplified devices.

Council only has jurisdiction to act on certain noise pollution issues, and shares the responsibility of noise control with other government bodies. Information and fact sheets are available from the local government toolbox website. If after viewing the toolbox website you still require further information contact council's customer service centre.

Water Pollution

Run off from industry, sewage treatment plants, households, streets and footpaths can contaminate water. Individuals pollute water by littering, pouring oils down drains and using chemicals on their gardens. These pollutants can be washed into stormwater drains and local waterways.

Council only has jurisdiction to act on certain complaints and shares the responsibility of water pollution issues with other government bodies.  Information and fact sheets are available from the local government toolbox website. If after viewing the toolbox website you still require further information contact council's customer service centre.

Water pollution from high pressure
water cleaning of buildings and roofs

Alleged "paint" pollution at Noosa
Waters was found to be naturally
occuring pollen from spring flowering plants.