Nuisance odours

When we investigate complaints about odours, we consider the:

  • amount of odour being emitted;
  • duration and rate of emission and the odour's characteristics and qualities;
  • sensitivity of the environment into which the odour is being emitted and the potential impact;
  • the view of other neighbours or complainants.

How can I reduce odours?

  • Keep your property tidy and don't allow vegetation or rubbish to accumulate.
  • Consider weather conditions before starting work that will create odour, for example when using fertiliser.
  • Enclose or cover compost bins and piles of vegetation.

 

Related information

Environmental nuisance