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Noise Management

Noise Management Plans for construction & essential services

When do I need a Noise Management Plan (NMP)?
Common situations which will require a Noise Management Plan include:
• At the request of the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Nedlands; or
• Construction work between 7pm – 7am Monday – Saturday or on a Sunday or public holiday; or
• Essential services e.g. waste collection, street sweeping conducted between 7pm – 7am Monday – Saturday or on a Sunday or public holiday; or

What to include in a Noise Management Plan

As a minimum Noise Management Plans must address the following information:

  1. Where it involves construction work, works are carried out in accordance with control of environmental noise practices set out in section 4 of AS 2436-2010 Guide to noise and vibration control on construction, maintenance and demolition sites
  2. Justification, why activities need to be conducted outside of usual hours
  3. Equipment used will be the quietest reasonably available
  4. Name and contact details supervisors/managers or others responsible for the project
  5. Location of activities (include map or street numbers)
  6. Details and duration of all activities on the construction site likely to result in noise emissions that fail to comply with the standard prescribed under regulation 7 of the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 including –
        a. Details of the work schedule including dates, times and duration of the work
        b. Details of all activities and equipment to be used that may result in noise emissions
  7. Predicted noise emissions
  8. Details of noise and vibration control measures to be implemented
  9. Methods of noise and vibration monitoring during the works
  10. Complaint recording and response procedures, include an example of community notification leaflet where used

The level of detail expected in addressing the above criteria will depend on the scale, duration, hours and type of work employed.
For assistance in preparing a Noise Management Plan please refer to the template and guidance documents below

Submitting a Noise Management Plan

Completed Noise Management Plans are to be submitted to the City of Nedlands Health Services Department for consideration by the Chief Executive Officer. Noise Management Plans are to be submitted with the Noise Management Plan Application form and application fee.
Plans must be submitted with all information along with payment of the application fee received no later than 7 days prior to the proposed date of works. As this is a legislative requirement noise management plans received outside this time frame cannot be considered.

Noise Management Plan for 6 am - 7 am Waste Collection

Under the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 the City has approved the collection of waste in four precincts between 6am and 7am on weekdays on 27 January 2015.  The new collection times will now be implemented by Perthwaste from 16 March in the areas specified within the plan.

The four precincts impacted are:
Stirling Highway including Broadway, Hampden Road, Hampden Lane and Hibbertia Lane – Stirling Highway Precinct
Stubbs Terrace from Irwin Barracks up to and including Selby Street – Stubbs Terrace Precinct 
Carrington Street including Government Road and Loch Street – Carrington Street Precinct
Swanbourne including North Street, Marine Parade, the foreshore car-park and the Mt Claremont Village Shopping Centre – Swanbourne Precinct 

The City’s Contractor is required to work under the approved Noise Management Plan – Noise Management Plan for waste collections

Should you have any complaints about the collection of waste in these precincts then the following Noise Management Form should be completed and submitted for investigation.

This approval is valid for three years, and will be due for reconsideration on 27 January 2018. 

Further information
For further information please contact an Environmental Health Officer on 9273 3500 or council@nedlands.wa.gov.au

Documents 
Reversing alarms info sheet
Noise Management Plan (NMP) application form
NMP Template domestic construction
General NMP Template
Construction NMP Guide

Documents

Reversing alarms info sheet

Noise Management Plan (NMP) application form

NMP Template domestic construction

General NMP Template

Construction NMP Guide