$1.3 million proposal to reduce noise for residents near Warringah Freeway

3 December 2015

The NSW Government is proposing to build a new noise wall between Metcalfe Street and the Warringah Freeway at Cammeray to improve the amenity of neighbouring residential areas.

An RMS spokeperson said the $1.3 million project would be delivered under the Noise Abatement Program which aims to reduce traffic noise for residences, schools, hospitals and churches.

“The Warringah Freeway is a vital connection between the north of Sydney and the CBD and experiences high traffic volumes during peak travel times,” the spokesperson said.

“A noise wall between Metcalfe Street and the freeway would reduce noise for residents in Cammeray.

“The colour and texture of the wall has been chosen to fit in with the local landscape and minimise visual impacts. Bottle brush and spiky native grasses will be planted close to the wall to discourage graffiti and vandalism.

“Some vegetation would be removed or trimmed so work can take place and an ecologist would be on site to oversee work and ensure environmental impact is minimised.

“Semi-mature trees would be planted to replace some of the removed vegetation and provide natural screening to deter vandalism.

”The project would take about 20 weeks to complete, with work starting in July next year, weather permitting.”

The community is invited to provide feedback on the proposal by Friday 11 December.

Submissions can be mailed to Roads and Maritime’s delivery partner, DownerMouchel at PO Box 6465, North Ryde, NSW, 2113 or email enquiries_nsw@downermouchel.com.

Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit 8588 5999 or media@rms.nsw.gov.au

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