15 May 2014

Dunedin toughens noise fines

12:24 pm on 15 May 2014

Dunedin City Council says it will take a harder line on noise complaints, following the excessive noise and associated violence at a Castle Street address last weekend.

The council says now, if audio equipment is seized, the person responsible will be charged $56 for the cost of the seizure and $26 per day for storage.

It says an infringement fine of $500 may also be imposed.

DCC environmental health team leader Ros MacGill says noise control officers have noted that parties are getting considerably larger and it is more difficult to manage situations when called out.