Community invited to noise monitoring workshops

11 September 2014

Residents and business owners are invited to attend a community workshop to learn more about noise monitoring along the recently opened Sapphire to Woolgoolga Pacific Highway upgrade.

Roads and Maritime Services will hold three community workshops on 16, 17 and 18 September to inform the community about the post-operational noise assessment.

A noise specialist will attend the workshops and explain the process of monitoring and location requirements.

"Upcoming monitoring work aims to check the accuracy of predictions made based on modelling carried out to date," a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

“Noise assessments take into account traffic volumes, road alignment, surrounding landscape, traffic speed, road surface and the distance and height of surrounding houses.

"Roads and Maritime understands that noise is a critical issue for the community and want to invite residents to be a part of the process.”

A number of noise monitoring locations have been pre-determined in the Environmental Assessment and the workshops will provide an opportunity for the community to contribute to the selection of additional sites.

"Each workshop will be tailored to discuss a specific area so we invite community members to attend the meeting which address issues in your neighbourhood.”

They will be held at the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Cnr of the Pacific Highway and Bay Drive, Coffs Harbour.

  • Sapphire to Moonee Beach (Cunninghams Creek)
    Tuesday 16 September
    5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Cunninghams Creek to Hearnes Lake Road (incl. Heritage Park, Emerald Beach and Sandy Beach)
    Wednesday 17 September
    5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Woolgoolga Bypass
    Thursday 18 September
    5.30pm to 6.30pm

The Sapphire to Woolgoologa upgrade opened to traffic in July and provides 25 kilometres of four lane divided highway, increasing safety and reducing travel times for road users.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999

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