After the hearing
After a decision is made in your case, you may need to consider the following:
If you lose the case and a noise abatement order is issued and served (given) on you, you can appeal the order within 21 days to the NSW Land and Environment Court.
For more information, see Appeals.
Varying (changing) or revoking (ending) orders
After an order is made, you or the applicant can apply to the Local Court to change the order (vary) or end the order (revoke). There is no time limit for this.
If you want to vary or revoke the order or if the applicant applies to vary or revoke the order, you should get legal advice.
If you win your case, you can ask the magistrate to make an order that the other party pay your costs of defending the case. If you lose your case, you may have to pay the costs of the other party if a costs order is made.
For more information, see Costs.
Breach of an order
If a noise abatement order is made, you have to stop the noise as set out in the order.
If you continue to make the noise you may be breaching (breaking) the order. It is an offence to breach an order.
For more information, see Breach of an order.