Nuisance impact statement
A nuisance impact statement provides information to help us investigate, manage and resolve reports.
We assess the details of the statement as well as:
- Council’s statutory powers;
- Negative nuisance and health impacts that have arisen;
- Good administrative practices;
- The result of any risk assessment that may be conducted;
- Involvement of outside agencies (as appropriate);
- Opportunities for negotiation/mediation/conciliation; and,
- Other factors, as appropriate.
Confidentiality and freedom of information
We understand that you may wish to stay anonymous, and not provide your personal information (e.g. name, phone, address, etc.). However, we require this information to carry out an investigation and to ensure that the matter is properly investigated.
Part of our investigation can include speaking with your neighbours who might also be affected by the nuisance activity. We may also carry out our own observations, measures or recordings.
We will keep your personal information confidential and will only disclose it with your consent. Please note that Council may need to release your personal information where:
- Council is required and authorised by law to do so (e.g. to state or federal enforcement agencies), or
- Council has received a Freedom of Information application about the investigation, in which case we will consult with you before releasing your personal information, or
- it is necessary to information share for promoting safety and well-being
As a result of our investigation, we may issue an expiation notice to a person, persons or a business causing or failing to stop a local nuisance.