Warwick resident Ken Whiteland reckons a man’s home should be his castle and has put his foot down on unnecessary loud noise.
Warwick resident Ken Whiteland reckons a man’s home should be his castle and has put his foot down on unnecessary loud noise.

Ken's sick of construction noise

ONE Warwick man has taken a stand against the piercing noise of construction in residential areas.

Griffith Estate resident Ken Whiteland is at his wits end with the sound of welding and hammering in his usually quiet neighbourhood.

“This has been going on since January and I want people to think about who they’re living near,” Mr Whiteland said.

“Sometimes there is no noise at night but other times it can go from 5pm until 11pm, the sounds of manufacturing cattle grids.”

Mr Whiteland said he had contacted the Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) numerous times but felt the issue of light industrial work completed in residential areas fell into a “grey category”.

“There need to be set guidelines so people know where they stand,” he said.

“I’m a peaceful person and I don’t like to complain, but it has to stop.

“People can work at home – make curtains do whatever – but be mindful and respectful of your neighbours.”

A SDRC spokeswoman confirmed Mr Whiteland’s complaint was being investigated.

A Warwick Police spokesman said while industrial noise complaints should be directed to the SDRC, police had the power to confiscate stereo systems responsible for excessive noise.

“There are no time limits as such, it could be 4pm and we can deem the noise - like loud music - to be excessive,” the spokesman said.



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