Why it matters
Draft Noise Guide for Local Government
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has updated and redesigned the Draft Noise Guide for Local Government.
Part 1 provides an overview of the regulatory and non-regulatory options to manage noise through a range of flow charts and fact sheets which offer advice on common noise issues. Part 1 also includes a quick reference guide to help identify the appropriate regulatory authority for various sources of noise.
Part 2 supports Part 1 by providing a comprehensive overview of the legal framework for noise control where council officers require further information. It also provides a helpful overview of the legislative framework for the community and other stakeholders.
Part 3 provides supporting information, including an overview of acoustic principles and noise measurement, as well as advice on non-regulatory options to manage noise.
Have your say
Public consultation on the Draft Noise Guide for Local Government has now closed.
Thank you for your feedback on the Draft Noise Guide for Local Government.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) consulted with local government and other authorities, industry organisations, acoustic practitioners and the community before finalising the Guide.
The EPA received 66 submissions on the Draft Guide between 2 August and 27 September 2021. We also ran presentations to stakeholders that were attended by approximately 100 people. Your input on the redesigned guide was invaluable.
We sought your feedback to make sure the updated and redesigned Guide:
- makes it easier to navigate options for managing noise
- provides enough supporting information for councils
- adequately clarifies the NSW legislative noise control framework
- helps the community understand who is responsible for managing noise
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