For Council to respond to a complaint, the nuisance must relate to residential or commercial land not regulated by other government agencies.
Odour can cause a nuisance to residents and interfere with their normal daily activities. If severe enough, it can negatively affect a person's health and well being. Odour can come from numerous sources at a residential premise including compost heaps, rotting vegetation, manure, fertilisers and rubbish. Odour emitted from cooking is exempt from the nuisance legislation. Chemical odours can also be associated with commercial premises.