Town of Victoria Park investigating noise complaint over bouncing basketballs

by Sarah Brookes

No sooner had an inner city council dealt with noise complaints from basketballs thwacking against the backboard at a busy park, now it is facing complaints from a disgruntled neighbour about the noise from the balls bouncing on the ground surface.

Zone 2X, across the road from the West Coast Eagles’ nest in Lathlain, opened to the public in December 2019.

The $3 million upgrade proved popular with residents but within a month the hoops were taken down from the two basketball courts after it attracted noise complaints from neighbours.

Nature Play WA CEO Griffin Longley said complaints about the sound of children playing weren’t unusual.

But he said children have a right to play which is enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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