Canning Vale resident considers moving due to noise from 24-hour gym

Canning Vale resident considers moving due to noise from 24-hour gym

A CANNING Vale resident locked in a battle with a local gym over noise has said she may have to sell her house.

Philomena Starling is one of a number of residents who have complained about Roar Fitness 247 on Amherst Road due to noise early in the morning and late at night.

Mrs Starling admitted she and her husband were considering moving house to escape the noise and they were not the first residents to move because of the gym.

“We’re probably going to be forced to sell our house to get away from this,” she said.

“We love our house, it’s in a great location close to shops, restaurants, doctors, public transport, parks etc., but our enjoyment of life has been adversely affected.

“Other people have broken their leases to get away because of the noise, one tenant moved in January last year because their baby was being woken up and another tenant broke their lease in August or September.”

Mrs Starling said they had no issues with the previous gym which had operated on the premises before Roar Fitness arrived.

In November last year, the City of Gosnells amended the gym’s licence to allow for extra early morning and night classes, despite objections from residents.

They approved the gym to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the exception of Olympic weightlifting, cross-fit activities and group classes which include amplified music and/or tuition.

Those classes were restricted to 6am-7:30pm, Monday to Saturday and 9am to 1pm on Sundays and public holidays.

However, despite the new restrictions, Mrs Starling claimed she had heard loud noise coming from the gym after 7.30pm, including a couple of late night incidents.

“We were disturbed by loud music from Roar Fitness one night, it woke me, my neighbour and her four young children at 10pm and we went around there at 10.30 pm but couldn’t gain access because it’s not staffed at that hour,” she said.

“We once heard it at 2 o’clock in the morning. It didn’t happen for very long, but it doesn’t have to.”

Mrs Starling said they had sent video footage of the noise after hours to the Gosnells mayor and councillors and had received a visit from city staff members to work towards a resolution.

Comment News reached out to Roar Fitness 247 for comment, but they have not responded.

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