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    Welcome to the Shire of Tammin


What Is Noise?

Any source of sound has the potential to become noise. Sound and noise are terms linked very closely with one another but there is a distinction. This distinction is based on several key ideas:

  • Noise is unwanted sound
  • Noise is a subjective term - what one person thinks is noise, another may consider music
  • Everything we hear is sound - only unwanted sound is noise
  • We cannot measure noise, but we can measure sound

Noise can seriously disrupt peoples' lives, causing loss of sleep, interference to activities and emotional stress. Local Government and the Department of Environmental Protection deal with numerous complaints each year in the district.

The Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 came into effect in 1998. It prescribes standards and sets out what could be considered as "pollution" or "unreasonable noise". The Regulations are fair and set limits which have been carefully designed to ensure that noise from other premises is kept to acceptable levels.

The basis for determining the assigned noise levels is the land use where the noise is received. Surrounding land uses are also taken into account. This method recognises and protects the quiet surroundings many of us enjoy, while also recognising the influence of industry, commerce and transport on our noise environment.

Further information on noise can be provided by contacting the Shire Office.


Latest News

  • Fuse Festival

    The Shire of Tammin are seeking Stall
    Holders for the upcoming Fuse Festival.

    Where: Donnan Park (Oval), Tammin
    Date: Saturday 25th November 2017
    Time: 10am- 3pm


  • Cunderdin-Tammin Age Friendly Community Survey

    In 2017 the Shire’s of Cunderdin and Tammin are preparing an Age Friendly Community Plan. The Plan will identify strengths and opportunities for improvement to ensure that our communities are places that people of all ages and abilities can live, work and recreate.

    Please ensure that your survey is returned by no later than Friday 6th October 2017.