NSW Noise Regulation Review 2017

Topic: Regulation

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is inviting feedback on the draft Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation 2017 and the accompanying Regulatory Impact Statement.

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What's this about?

The Draft Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control) Regulation is critical to managing neighbourhood noise.

It controls noise from motor vehicles and marine vessels and reflects community standards by setting use limits on appliances such as intruder alarms, music amplifiers, air conditioners, and powered garden tools.

The proposed changes aim to:

  • improve compliance by aligning labelling and limiting provision for noisy equipment to international best-practice and standards
  • reduce red tape by aligning existing NSW provisions for heavy vehicles to the Heavy Vehicle National Law
  • simplify the Regulation and move the bulk of technical procedures into a new, separate document
  • formalise existing assessment procedures for shooting ranges.

 Have your say

There are two ways you can submit your feedback.

 Have your say by 7 July 2017.

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Topic: Regulation