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After hours building and delivery works

 After hours building and delivery works

City of Gold Coast Local Law No. 8 (Public Health, Safety and Amenity) 2008 allows Council to issue a permit to carry out building work and associated noise including delivery of plant, material and equipment to building sites outside of the regulated timeframes set out in the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EPA) section 440R. The EPA states the following:

440R Building work

You can report excessive building noise or building works outside of approved hours by phoning 1800 637 000, press "0" to speak to the officer.

  1. A person must not carry out building work in a way that makes an audible noise -
    1. on a business day (Monday to Friday, excludes weekends and public holidays) or Saturday, before 6.30am or after 6.30pm; or
    2. on any other day, at any time.
  2. The reference in subsection (1) to a person carrying out building work -
    1. includes a person carrying out building work under an owner-builder permit; and
    2. otherwise does not include a person carrying out building work at premises used by the person only for residential purposes.

The definitions for 'Building Work Noise' and 'Building Site Delivery Noise' as defined in Local Law 8 (Public Health, Safety and Amenity) 2008 are as follows:

Building work noise means:

  1. carrying out building work on premises in a way that makes an audible noise -
    1. on a business day (Monday to Friday, excludes weekends and public holidays) or Saturday, before 6.30am or after 6.30pm; or
    2. on any other day at any times
  2. the reference in paragraph (a) to carrying out building work -
    1. includes a person carrying out building work under an owner-builder permit; and
    2. otherwise does not include a person carrying out building work at premises used by the person only for residential purposes.

Building site delivery noise means:

  1. causing building materials or building equipment to be placed on or removed from a building site in a way that makes an audible noise -
    1. on a business day (Monday to Friday, excludes weekends and public holidays) or Saturday, before 6.30am or after 6.30pm; or
    2. on any other day at any time.

Permits will only be issued in exceptional circumstances, e.g. when the works cannot be completed during normal construction times, in the interest of public safety, when the work zone affects critical infrastructure or State assets, etc.

How to apply for an after hours building and delivery permit

An after hours building and delivery permit may be obtained by making an application to the City on the prescribed application form. This form is also available from our customer service centres. An application processing fee is payable.

Please note: submitting an application for a permit does not guarantee that a permit will be issued.

Find a link to the application for after hours building and delivery permit form below.

Complying with conditions of an after hours building and delivery permit

It is the responsibility of the applicant/property owner to ensure compliance of the after hours building and delivery permit. Non-compliance has a maximum penalty of 50 units.

Failure to comply with the conditions of an after hours building and delivery permit may also result in amendment or cancellation of the permit.

For more information, refer to the frequently asked questions below or contact our Development Compliance team:

Phone: 07 5667 5978
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Email: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

You can report excessive building noise outside of approved hours:

  1. at the time the excessive building noise is occurring, by calling the City on 1800 637 000, press ‘0’ to speak to an officer or;
  2. by using the online form on our Report a problem - Noise page.

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