Why it matters

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Guideline for construction noise

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has produced a draft Construction Noise Guideline. The Guideline sets out a framework for the management of construction noise that ensures all feasible and reasonable mitigation measures are used to manage impacts. Once finalised and released, this Guideline will replace the interim guideline dated 2009.

Construction noise

We are seeking feedback on the construction noise guideline. Have a read and take the survey below to tell us what you think

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The EPA is consulting with construction proponents (both private and public), consent and approval authorities, designers, engineers, contractors, commercial and industrial developers and the community before finalising the Guideline.

We are seeking your feedback to make sure the Guideline:

Improves guidance for activities taking place outside the recommended standard hours of work

Provides a simplified assessment path for routine activities undertaken by public authorities

Emphasises the need to engage the community when planning how to manage construction noise impacts

Aligns the level of assessment required with the risk of construction noise impact

Have your say

Public consultation on the Construction Noise Guideline is now open.

Provide your feedback by completing the survey below. You are not required to answer every question.

If you would prefer to provide feedback by email, send your submission to epa.cng@epa.nsw.gov.au.

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Please note, your feedback on the Construction Noise Guideline may include ‘personal information,' including your name, address, email, internet protocol address and any other personal information contained in your feedback.

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