Noisy buzzer on Count Down's car park

Reported in the Other category by Claire Holmes at 18:05, Tue 18 October 2016

Sent to Auckland Council 1 min later.

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Any cars exiting Count Down car park on to Pollen Str trigger a very loud buzzer. It is so loud you can hear it even inside our apartment with all the windows closed. This noise pollution is effecting all residents in Pollen Street. We have contacted the Oyster Group which own the building but they say Auckland council made it a requirement. We have tried contacting council about this many times (emails and phone calls) but with no response or solution from them.

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I live on Pollen St too and the siren is driving me and the other residents on the street to despair. The council were notified of the problem over 2 weeks ago and as yet there has been no reply to the complaints nevermind a resolution.
I have been logging calls with council and emailing the Oyster Group for 16 days but have had no response - the constant buzzing is doing my head in. I have had to move bedrooms, I have to turn up the tv so I can't hear it in my living room and I can't have any windows open otherwise the incessant buzzing just drives me nuts. I am irritable from lack of sleep and irritated to the point of being unwell and yet no one wants to do anything about this. Its noise pollution of the most insidious kind!! The buzzer sounds irregularly and goes on and off for varying amounts of time - there is no "getting used to it". And it goes all day (7am - 10pm) and then at night as well as people exit the underground car park into Vinegar Lane and this happens 7 days a week. At 1.20am or 3.46am. There is no let up. I want to install one of these devices outside Oyster Group Managers' homes and see how they like it. And whoever the bozzo in council is who thought installing one of these in a residential area was a necessary thing to do - I want to say to him/her - "just so dumb!" I wonder what the new residents in Vinegar Lane will think when they have finished paying their many dollar $$$ price tags for their new properties to find an alarm going off every minute of the day, and sometimes a 1000 times a day in the weekend... Think we should contact them before they sign their settlement docs. Wonder if the developer knows...??? So want a resolution soon... Trying to find someone or an agency who advocates for safe living environments - if anyone knows of one - please post it here so we can contact them to help us.

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