Building work outside of regular hours (non-residential)
Building works create noise and other effects that change the amenity of neighbouring residential locations and businesses. For this reason, those conducting out-of-hours building works require particular types of permits.
We consider each application to ensure that the time, duration and character of noise from any proposed works does not unduly affect local amenity.
Noise from building work is controlled by:
When do I need an out-of-hours permit?
Time and days
You’ll require a Local Law permit to carry out any building activity at non-residential properties (for example, during a shop fit out) or use any machinery or device for building activity on, over or across a road or Council Land between the following hours:
- 8pm to 7am, Monday to Friday
- 8pm to 9am on Saturdays
- on any Sunday or public holiday (including Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day).
The kind of building activity that requires a permit includes:
- Any act or thing done or to be done on, over or across any road or Council land for the purpose of, or in the course of construction, repair or demolition.
- The erection or removal of any kind of scaffolding and the excavation and carrying away from the premises of earth, soil, clay, rock or material of any kind on, over or across any road or council land.
- The moving about of any building equipment or material and any rubble, waste or second-hand building materials on, over or across any road or council land.
- Any work or action incidental to the matters referred to in (A), (B) and (C) conducted on, over or across any road or council land.