A rather frustrated vegan woman from the plains of Perth has legitimately taken her neighbours to court over the meat and smoke smells wafting into her backyard.
The Perth woman by the name of Cilla Carden said she couldn’t enjoy her backyard in the suburb of Girrawheen, (not to be confused with Girraween) claiming her neighbours deliberately allow their barbecue meat and fish smells to waft into her yard.
“They’ve put it there so I smell fish, all I can smell is fish… I can’t go out there,” Ms Carden told Nine News.
The Perth massage therapist has also claimed that alongside the smells of wafting meat and fish, there are also cigarette smoke smells sneaking their way into her humble home.
The vegan massage therapist has been embroiled in a battle with neighbour Toan Vu, his wife and children since late 2018.
After her claims were rejected by a tribunal earlier this year on lack of evidence, she applied to the Supreme Court of Western Australia for right of appeal. It was also turned down in July.
Lawyer John Hammond said going to the Supreme Court was an “extreme option” — but it hadn’t stopped Ms Carden from further appealing the case.
She told Nine News she believed her neighbours were “absolutely deliberate” in allowing their smells to cross into her yard.
Now cigarette smells, wafting scents of fish and putrid fumes of freshly cooked meat aren’t the only thing. The sound of Toan Vu’s children playing with basketballs is also something Carden has filed complaints about.
“It’s been devastating, it’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest, I haven’t been able to sleep,” Ms Carden said.
Mr Vu said he just wanted to “keep the peace” and had removed the barbecue out of his yard and also banned his children from playing basketball.
Ms Carden will continue to fight the battle, despite losing the case in court.