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Council wants to hear your thoughts on noise plan
12th Jun 2012
The quality of life in a busy, developing city with a rapidly growing population is the focus of a new draft Noise Action Strategy drawn up by the City of Perth. The public is invited to comment on the plan.
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi says the strategy will assist the City in developing ‘best practice’ noise management initiatives that will strike a balance between competing needs.
“People who choose to live in the inner city should expect a certain degree of noise, compared with suburban locations. Cities are busy places and businesses, which are the economic drivers, can generate a level of noise,” Ms Scaffidi said.
“With such a diverse mixture of activity, there are some noise sources typical of a capital city that can only be marginally reduced or managed and not necessarily eliminated.
“What’s needed is an acoustic environment that ensures people have sleep, relaxation and conversation without unreasonable interference from intrusive noise.
“The strategy contains some key actions relating to noise generated by entertainment venues, outdoor events, construction activity and essential services, such as rubbish collection.
“Ideally, it is best to anticipate, avoid or manage potential noise impacts as early as possible in the planning and development process and the strategy recommends this occur at the earliest stage of the land use planning process.”
The draft strategy covers:
• Planning and design
• Regulation and enforcement
• Education and information
• Monitoring and evaluation
The public consultation period is open until 5pm on Monday 9 July.
The draft Strategy and information on how to provide your comments can be HERE. All comments received will be considered in the finalisation of the Noise Action Strategy which will then be presented to Council for adoption.