Waiver the requirement for an acoustic assessment for properties near light rail
- Minister for Planning, NSW, Anthony Kelly.
In order to get a construction certificate for properties near the rail corridor, home owners in NSW currently need to get an acoustics assessment The Department of Planning applies this condition to all properties near the rail corridor regardless of the type of rail operating. In the "Development Near Rail Corridors and Busy Roads Interim Guidelines 2007", it is stated that ‘The impact from railway depends on a range of factors including train type.’(p14).
However, The Department of planning does not make any distinction between the different types of rail in practical application. Therefore an acoustic assessment is required by anyone who wants to develop a property located near rail regardless of the type of rail it is.
This requirement is excessive in the case of light rail as the noise generated by light rail is significantly less than other types of rail.
We, the undersigned, seek an amendment to be made to the "Development Near Rail Corridors and Busy Roads Interim Guidelines 2007" in order to exclude properties situated near light rail from the requirement for an acoustics assessment on the basis that this requirement is excessive and unnecessary.
The Waiver the requirement for an acoustic assessment for properties near light rail petition to Minister for Planning, NSW, Anthony Kelly. was written by Helen Sava and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.