You will require approval if you intend to use vehicles, equipment or machinery that emit levels of noise above acceptable limits in off-street areas. An off-street area is an area that is not a public street, such as:
- Residential neighbourhoods;
- Private property;
- Sporting grounds; and
- Parks and open spaces.
Your approval will require conformation with legislated restrictions that define loud vehicle, equipment, and machinery, their acceptable noise limits, and their use to certain hours of the day.
This approval may apply to items that emit loud noise such as:
- Motorbikes and trikes;
- Car-type vehicles and outboard motors;
- Mobile machinery;
- Portable apparatus; or
- Lawnmowers, chainsaws, and air conditioners.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To apply for this approval, you must:
- Apply in writing to the department detailing your request;
- Have an understanding and willingness to comply with the legislation relating to this approval;
- Pay any appropriate fees; and
- Be willing to abide by any conditions in any approval given.
Grant of approval may depend on the noise-emitting item, the proposed site and the specific use.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified in the approval but not exceeding 3 years.
Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Application for Approval to Use Loud Vehicles and Machinery in Off-Street Areas - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Lodge your application with the Director.
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Environment Protection Authority
Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (Tasmania)
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