Noise wall reaches new heights for Cammeray residents

13 SEPTEMBER 2017

Cammeray residents are now enjoying a quieter suburb with work now complete on a noise wall between Metcalfe Street and Warringah Freeway.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the $1.3 million project was delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Noise Abatement Program which provides noise mitigation treatments for residences and other noise-sensitive buildings including schools and hospitals near roads with higher traffic volumes.

“This is fantastic news for residents along Metcalfe Street who can now enjoy a quieter local street,” the spokesperson said.

“Work on the noise wall was completed late last month and involved installing large noise wall panels, pouring concrete, installing drainage and restoring the site to reduce noise for local residents.

“Around 600 tonnes of concrete was used to build the noise wall and more than 1700 trees were planted to beautify the length of the new noise wall.

“The unique triangular 3D design of the five metre high wall was designed to ensure the wall matched the surrounding environment.”

The spokesperson said more than 50 workers were on hand to complete the essential project.

“Traffic noise on Metcalfe Street has been reduced which is a huge win for residents,” the spokesperson said.

“Residents are now able to stand out on the street and have a conversation with their neighbours without having to compete with traffic noise from Warringah Freeway.

“Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience while this essential work was carried out.”

For more information about the Noise Abatement Program visit the Roads and Maritime noise abatement program

Media: ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 9462 6299 

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