Transport for NSW is proposing to build the Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall to help reduce the impact of traffic noise for residents on Massey, Armstrong and Jenkins streets, Cammeray.
The Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall forms part of Transport for NSW's three-part strategy to reduce the impact of traffic noise for residents in Massey, Armstrong and Jenkins streets, Cammeray. We have been investigating a noise wall in this location since 2018 as part of our Noise Abatement Program.
The proposal involves building a continuous noise wall along the Amherst Street off ramp behind properties on Massey, Armstrong and Jenkins streets. The new noise wall would be about 174 metres long, five metres high and would consist of steel posts and concrete panels.
If the project is approved, work to build the noise wall is expected to start in late 2021 and will take about six months to complete, weather permitting.
Community feedback gathered in late 2018 and early 2019 has been considered in developing the concept design for the proposed noise wall.
Where possible, we have incorporated feedback and suggestions into our design, such as building a continuous full height noise wall and offsetting it from private property boundaries to minimise impacts to neighbouring residents. We have also proposed to use transparent panels at the top of the noise wall to minimise the potential impact of overshadowing from the noise wall.
Our next steps are to prepare the detailed design and environmental assessment for the proposed noise wall. This will include carrying out noise modelling to confirm the impact the noise wall will have on traffic noise levels at nearby properties.
We will keep you informed as the proposal progresses, including future opportunities to provide feedback.
If you have any questions or would like to be kept up to date as the proposal progresses, please contact the project team:
Transport for NSW
1800 312 772