Start 2016 with a bang, not a fine
AIRLIE Beach residents are being warned that a hangover could be the least of their problems this New Year’s Eve, if they fail to abide by noise restrictions enforced by their unit complex.
Archers the Strata Professionals is urging residents to avoid on the spot police fines of up to $235, and further enforcement action by the Body Corporate, by being aware of the by-laws associated with noise and disruption of resident’s peaceful enjoyment of their homes.
Archers the Strata Professionals Airlie Beach office manager Melissa Braney said noise can come in many forms when hosting guests, so residents should be mindful that floor scraping, wall banging, loud music and rowdy guests may cause tension between neighbours kept awake by these sounds.
“For residents planning a big New Year’s Eve party, it’s important to understand a few small steps go a long way to ensuring a complaint free night,” Ms Braney said.
“It is important to remember most strata schemes have existing by-laws about noise and the behaviour of visitors, so residents should consider the peace and enjoyment of neighbours.”
“While residents cannot be evicted for failing to abide by noise restrictions, anyone who fails to comply with a police noise abatement direction could receive an on the spot fine of $235 or be required to attend court where the maximum penalty of $1178 may apply,” Ms Braney said.
KEEP IT QUIET: Archers – The Strata Professionals’ Joel McBride, Rowena Sawyers and Kerry-Lee Daniell encourage you to keep it down this New Year’s Eve.