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Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 No 156
Current version for 20 December 2019 to date (accessed 20 February 2020 at 10:07)
277   Contravention of noise abatement directions
(1)  A person to whom a noise abatement direction has been given under section 276 (a) must not, without reasonable excuse, while the direction remains in force—
(a)  fail to cause the emission of the offensive noise from the premises to cease promptly, or
(b)  at any time within 28 days following the time at which the direction was given (or such shorter period as is specified in the direction), cause or permit offensive noise to be emitted from the premises.
(2)  A person to whom a noise abatement direction has been given under section 276 (b) must not, without reasonable excuse, while the direction remains in force—
(a)  fail to promptly cease making or contributing to the making of the offensive noise, or
(b)  at any time within 28 days following the time at which the direction was given (or such shorter period as is specified in the direction), make or contribute to the making of offensive noise that is emitted from the premises.
(3)  A noise abatement direction does not prevent the emission of noise that is not offensive noise.
(4)  A person who contravenes this section is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty—30 penalty units.