Evolve Housing is committed to building and maintaining a peaceful and harmonious living environment for all within the community.
What is anti-social behaviour?
“Acting in a manner that caused or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household as themselves.” - Crime and Disorder Act 1998
There are many factors which on their own or in combination can constitute anti-social behaviour as defined above. The following are some of the most common:
- Excessive noise (see NSW EPA's 'Dealing with neighbourhood noise booklet')
- Threatening or swearing at neighbours
- Criminal activity
- Nuisance caused by animals
- Vandalism and graffiti
- Assault or physical violence including domestic violence
- Dumping of litter or rubbish
- Breaches of tenancy conditions
- Racist or homophobic abuse
In general, anti-social behaviour can cover a wide range of situations ranging from minor neighbour disputes arising from a difference in lifestyles to serious criminal behaviour. If you have any safety and security concerns, please feel free to contact Evolve Housing directly on 02 8862 1500 or report it to us online (see link below). When you feel threatened and need emergency assistance, contact the Police by calling Triple Zero (000).