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Waimakariri District Council helps protect the ambience of the district for residents by controlling unreasonable and excessive noise.
A 'round-the-clock' noise control service is available and you can find information here about what constitutes excessive noise and how to contact us if there’s a problem in your area.
It's everyone's responsibility to keep noise to an acceptable level. Under the Resource Management Act 1991, the Council has the power to control excessive or unreasonable noise. We provide a 24-hour, 7-day noise control service in response to complaints - phone the Council on 0800 965 468.
Excessive noise is any noise that is under human control and of such a nature as to unreasonably interfere with the peace, comfort and convenience of any person. Examples of excessive noise might include a loud party, stereo, band practice, audible alarm or machinery. There is no one set level for noise that is reasonable. This may vary according to the location of neighbours, time of day, where you live/work, presence of sound barriers and type of noise.
Noise problems can often be avoided with a little consideration for your neighbours. There is no permit that allows you to make a noise, but there are a few simple things you should keep in mind:
Loud noise that comes from commercial or industrial activity may be considered unreasonable based on a number of set criteria. This type of noise is usually assessed by using a noise meter. The noise level and its characteristics are assessed against existing standards.
For help assessing unreasonable noise, please contact one of our Environmental Health Officers on 0800 965 468.
Some noise sources, such as aircraft, vehicles and trains, are not covered by the Resource Management Act 1991, and we have no legislative powers to handle these types of complaints.