Roads and Maritime Services ’s management of road traffic noise is an important issue as traffic growth continues. Roads and Maritime Services works to provide efficient road transport infrastructure while limiting the noise from traffic and individual vehicles.
The management of road traffic noise is a major factor in road planning and the management of vehicles. Roads and Maritime Services' approach to minimising the impacts of road traffic noise is demonstrated by:
- Roads and Maritime Services' Environmental Noise Management Manual.
- Implementing Roads and Maritime Services' Noise Abatement Program.
The manual details Roads and Maritime Services ’s approach to minimising noise from road building, maintenance and operation, from traffic and individual vehicles.
Mitigation options available under the noise abatement program include noise walls or mounds, architectural treatments and low noise pavement on State and federal roads.
For more information, or to report on noise from vehicle exhaust, please visit the Environment Protection Authority's website at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/MvReportingApp/NoisyReporting.aspx or phone 131 555.