You must ensure that whilst you are carrying out building work under a building and plumbing permit you do not cause any of the following nuisances as stated under the Building Regulations 2004:

 Prevention of nuisances

 A person must not allow dirt, dust, fumes, noise, smoke, building materials, sewage or concentrations of water which are caused by, or occur in the course of, building work to become -

  • A public health risk; or
  • A nuisance for an owner, occupier or user of adjoining land.

The following penalties are applicable (however Council can also issue you with an infringement fine).


Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units and a daily fine not exceeding 10 penalty units for each day during which the offence continues.

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