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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 6am-7am road sweeping works – Waratah Avenue, Broadway and Hampden Road, Nedlands 

The City has received an application from Drainflow Services for approval under Regulation 14A of the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 of a noise management plan for carrying out road sweeping activities before 7am. The works are proposed to be carried out once per month, between 6am and 7am, on a designated day between Monday and Friday on Waratah Avenue, Broadway and Hampden Road within the City of Nedlands.  

The works schedule proposed by Drainflow Services is designed to minimise the overall impact on persons and local businesses, reduce the risk of pedestrian and plant interaction and improve the productivity and quality of sweeping works for a safer and more effective operation. 

The purpose of the noise management plan is to describe how the noise impact from road sweeping activities will be managed and minimised by Drainflow Services. A copy of the plan can be viewed online below or in person at the City of Nedlands Administration Office, 71 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, and Nedlands Library, 60-64 Stirling Highway Nedlands. 

The City is seeking public comment regarding the noise management plan before its approval, as required under Regulation 14A (8-10). This will allow the City to best consider the views of the community and make an informed decision when considering whether to allow these operations. 

Submissions may be made in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Nedlands, PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6909, by no later than 5pm, Friday, 24 August. The City will not reply individually to comments received. However, a report on the outcome of the consultation will be published on the website when complete. 

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