Pool noise makes waves with lo­cal

Stirling Times - - News -

NOISE lev­els are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated at Scar­bor­ough Beach Pool fol­low­ing a com­plaint.

The City of Stir­ling con­firmed a res­i­dent from the apart­ments op­po­site com­plained about the noise from the 6am aqua aer­o­bics class fol­low­ing the pool’s open­ing on Jan­u­ary 22.

Com­mu­nity ser­vices di­rec­tor Trevor Hol­land said the next class was post­poned while City noise abate­ment staff as­sessed the vol­ume of noise em­a­nat­ing from the por­ta­ble speaker.

Staff found the vol­ume was within ac­cept­able lev­els and moved the po­si­tion of the speaker.

“The sim­ple an­swer was ori­en­ta­tion of the speaker… it now points out to sea and we’ve turned it down a bit,” he said.

Mr Hol­land said the City took com­plaints se­ri­ously and would also have ex­ter­nal noise abate­ment con­trac­tors make an as­sess­ment.

A caller to ra­dio sta­tion 6PR last Thurs­day said she re­cently heard a woman yelling at pool staff from the bal­cony of her Sand­cas­tles apart­ment.

“There was a lady across the road on the top floor at the apart­ment with a mega­phone yelling out, ‘please turn the mu­sic down, please turn the mu­sic down’, re­peat­ing it,” she said.

“It was not that loud.”

A res­i­dent is con­cerned about the level of noise com­ing from the new pool.

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