Light & odours

Light

Council investigates complaints about light that is emitted from luminous advertising signs and private property such as flood lights or sensor lights.

Ways you can reduce light emissions include:

  • consider the location of light installation
  • investigate appropriate barriers or lamps 
  • use low voltage bulbs 
  • install a timer for outdoor lighting requirements

Odours

When investigating an odour complaint, Council considers the:

  • amount of odour being emitted
  • duration and rate of emission and the odours characteristics and qualities
  • sensitivity of the environment into which the odour is being emitted and the potential impact 
  • the view of other neighbours or complainants

Ways you can reduce odour emissions include:

  • keep your property tidy and don't allow vegetation or rubbish to accumulate
  • consider weather conditions before starting work that will create odour, for example when using fertiliser 
  • enclose or cover compost bins and piles of vegetation
Last updated: 20 September 2016