5 December 2012
The North Sydney motor registry remains closed until further notice.
Excavation on an adjacent building site continues to cause excessive noise.
In the interests of customers and staff, RMS carried out independent testing to determine noise levels inside the registry.
Measures of more than 87 decibels were recorded which is unacceptable for a workplace.
Mitigation measures including ear protection were provided to minimise disruptions and discomfort to customers and staff, however, these measures were not sufficiently effective and noise levels were deemed unsafe for work.
While this work is ongoing, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will keep the motor registry shut.
Customers are advised to use motor registries at Chatswood, Wynyard and Manly or conduct transactions online at www.myrta.com.au while the closure remains in place.
The safety of our customers and staff is RMS' main priority and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.