Scarborough Beach Pool noise levels to be investigated after complaint


The speaker used during aqua aerobics classes with the apartments in the background.
The speaker used during aqua aerobics classes with the apartments in the background.

NOISE levels are being investigated at Scarborough Beach Pool following a complaint.

City of Stirling confirmed a resident from the apartments opposite complained about the noise from its 6am aqua aerobics class following the pool’s opening on January 22.

Community services director Trevor Holland said the next class was postponed while City noise abatement staff assessed the volume of noise emanating from the portable speaker.

Staff found the volume was within acceptable levels and moved the position of the speaker.

“The simple answer was orientation of the speaker… it now points out to sea and we’ve turned it down a bit,” he said.

Mr Holland said the City took complaints seriously and would also have external noise abatement contractors make an assessment.

He noted it was the first noise complaint made about any of its three leisure centres with pools and that feedback had been overwhelmingly positive.

“If there are issues you jump in and do something,” he said.

“If anything else happens we will assess from there.”

A caller to radio station 6PR this morning said she recently heard a woman yelling at pool staff from the balcony of her Sandcastles apartment.

“We heard another voice and we didn’t know where it was coming from and we looked up and there was a lady across the road on the top floor at the apartment with a megaphone yelling out, ‘please turn the music down, please turn the music down’, repeating it,” she said.

“We were laughing our heads off.

“It was not that loud.”

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