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.

Refreshed design

We are seeking feedback on the Draft Noise Guide for Local Government. Have a read and tell us what you think.

The Guide is structured into three parts.
  • Part One

    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 Two

    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 Three

    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 is now open.

We want to get 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

Provide your feedback by completing the survey below

The survey should take you about 10 minutes to complete. You are not required to answer every question.

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

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