Hello everyone, I recently moved to Canberra, and moved to a very “new” area (unknowingly – we are renters and had to make a quick decision based on website pictures).
We are woken at 6am every morning (even on the weekends) by the noise of trucks driving past our front door.
And I don’t mean moving trucks – I mean semi trailers and B-Doubles. They come past every 5 minutes or so, using their air brakes the whole way. It goes on like this til about 7pm at night. We have moved from Sydney where we lived under the flight path, and these trucks are worse.
We can’t hear the TV, we have to halt conversation….. it’s unbearable.
A whole new suburb is being built down the road, so it is going to be a very long term thing. And as we are renters, we can’t do much in terms of double glazing or planting trees to try and buffer the noise.
Is there anyone we can complain to? I am pretty sure that, as a suburban street, there should be regulations about the size of vehicle allowed (at least, there is in Sydney, but not familiar with the rules here).
I understand our street is a shortcut for the truckies, but I am sure they would know about the rules around using main roads instead of suburban streets. I mean there are little kids on our street that try to ride their bikes around in the afternoon – amongst the semi trailers! At the very least there must be some restrictions on using their air brakes????