This can involve assessing the impacts of noise or vibration from roads, trains (passenger or freight), boats or aircraft and the assessment may be for the transportation provider or for a developer, who may be constructing in an area affected by transportation noise.
Noise from the transportation source can be measured both for short and long duration, as well as modelled and then assessed against criteria such as Statement of Planning Policy 5.4. Where exceedances to policy or Australian Standards are determined, Lloyd George Acoustics can provide noise control advice in order to achieve compliance.
Case Study 1
Perth to Bunbury Highway
This project combined the extension of the Kwinana Freeway with the Forrest Highway and initially involved noise modelling of the proposed roads and determining noise control requirements. Following the opening of the road, monitoring was then undertaken at selected residences along the route to verify the noise model and noise control implemented.
We have then since been involved with developer’s looking to subdivide parcels of land that are affected by noise from these roads. Noise control options are then identified that may include buffers, noise walls/bunds and architectural treatments to houses.
Case Study 2
Perth to Mandurah Passenger Railway
The long awaited passenger railway line serving the expanding southern suburbs of Perth was opened in 2007. Our involvement with this major project started in 2001 and included noise and vibration impact assessments during the master planning phase for route selection, noise and vibration management plans for the selected route, construction noise management for the rail and city tunnel during the construction phases and measurement of the noise and vibration once operational.
Case Study 3
Perth-Darwin National Highway
The Great Northern Highway (GNH) is part of the existing National Network between Perth and Darwin. The corridor links WA’s export industries to international markets, provides connectivity for regional and remote communities and serves as a significant tourist route. GNH is a strategic freight route, carrying High Wide Loads and passes through the Swan Valley and townsites of Bullsbrook and Bindoon. Assessment of transport noise impacts to houses adjacent the proposed route have been undertaken and noise management measures provided.