Start 2016 with a bang, not a fine

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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