​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

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Sample noise abatement direction

This is an example of a noise abatement direction. 

Case studyCase study – Jenny and Frank  

Jenny has a 3 month old baby and lives next door to Frank, the owner of two German
Shepherd dogs. Jenny's baby has trouble sleeping and Jenny believes this is because of the persistent barking from Frank's dogs. Jenny has tried talking to Frank about the problem but Frank doesn't believe her because they never bark when he is home.

Jenny is worried about her baby and is unsure what to do next.

Mr Frank Melman
4 Big Street
SUBURB 2000

15 December 20xx

Dear Sir

NOISE ABATEMENT DIRECTION

Section 276 Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997


Premises: 4 Big Street, Suburb NSW


Background:

Inner Sydney Council is the Appropriate Regulatory Authority (ARA) pursuant to Section 276 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, which reasonably suspects noise is being, or has at any time within the past 7 days been, emitted from the subject premises.

Direction to prevent offensive noise:

Council hereby directs Mr Frank Melman to cause the emission of the offensive noise from the subject premises to cease within 7 days of receipt of this direction.

This notice is issued under Section 276 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.  It is an offence against that Act not to comply with this notice, unless you have a reasonable excuse for not complying.

Penalty for not complying with this direction:

  • Not complying with this notice constitutes an offence and a penalty not exceeding $3,300 may be imposed by a Court pursuant to Section 277 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
  • In lieu of proceeding with this matter through a Court an "on-the-spot" PENALTY NOTICE (enforced by the NSW Police Service) may be served upon you and imposes a fine of $300.

Yours sincerely,


Innercity Council