An Excessive Noise Direction (END) is a notice served by a Noise Control Officer. Once an END has been served, the offending noise must immediately be reduced to a reasonable level. The END notice remains in force for 72 hours. If council receives more complaints of excessive noise within 72 hours of the END being issued, police can seize noisy equipment (the Noise Control Officer cannot make seizures without the police). Properties that have received several END notices will be monitored by council. Council may take further action, such as issuing warning letters, confiscate equipment and serve an Abatement Notice.