Matter of Stonnington City Council vs Peachy Lopez Pty Ltd

Chapel Street venue Peachy Lopez Pty Ltd, trading as Three Monkeys, pleaded guilty to charges relating to excessive music noise levels contravening a planning permit, at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 12 March 2024.

The venue was fined $750 without conviction and made to pay an $8000 costs order in the matter of Stonnington City Council vs Peachy Lopez Pty Ltd.

City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Joe Gianfriddo, said Council takes contraventions of planning permits seriously and entertainment venue operators must adhere to their planning permit conditions. Failure to do so can lead to a planning infringement notice or enforcement action.

“Council’s planning investigation officers carry out regular late-night inspections of entertainment venues, especially in the Chapel Street precinct, to ensure that venues are complying with their planning permits and that residents are not being detrimentally affected by excessive music noise,” he said.

Over the past two years, Council has worked with about 40 venues to bring about a culture of change with regards to noise levels.

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