Whistler seeks input on construction start and finish times in residential areas

Publication Date: October 19, 2021

Exterior of Municipal Hall in summer

Online survey issued on October 19 and closes Monday, November 1

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is seeking feedback from Whistler residents, industry and stakeholders regarding the current permitted times for construction noise in residential zones.

Input is being collected via an online survey available at whistler.ca/ConstructionNoise. The survey closes at 12 p.m. on Monday, November 1.

“We are eager to receive input regarding the proposed Noise Bylaw and if it is consistent with the public’s expectations,” says Mayor Jack Crompton. “It’s important that we continue to check in to ensure our bylaws are reflective of community need and amend them when they are not working for us.”

As stated in the proposed Whistler’s Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 2295, 2021, construction noise is currently permitted seven day a week, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. in residential areas.   

Construction noise is defined by any noise made on or associated with a construction site:

  • in carrying on work in connection with the construction, demolition,
  • reconstruction, alteration, or repair of a building or structure;
  • in carrying on any excavation or other operation; or
  • in moving or operating any machine, engine or construction equipment

At the Council meeting held on August 17, Council gave the bylaw the first of three readings. At the September 7 Council meeting, Council directed staff to review options and seek community input for permitted construction times in residential areas and return with findings to Council in November.

Should the community support an amendment to the construction noise times, the preferred options will be presented to Council for consideration.

To access the online survey, visit whistler.ca/ConstructionNoise.

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