The draft guideline holds people who manage construction projects to account for their environmental performance, by ensuring that construction noise is assessed, planned and managed in a risk-based manner within a framework to drive construction practices that minimise noise impacts on the community. This includes credible community engagement and transparent justification of proposed impact mitigation measures.
The Draft Construction Noise Guideline is now available for public consultation until Monday 15 March 2021.
- Read the Draft construction noise guideline (PDF 647KB).
- Read the frequently asked questions about the Draft construction noise guideline.
- Have your say about the Draft Construction Noise Guideline.
Once the consultation process is complete, this feedback will be used to produce a final guideline to replace the Interim Construction Noise Guideline.
The Interim Construction Noise Guideline will remain applicable for projects with licence or consent conditions that refer to it.
Alternatives to ‘beeper’ alarms for construction equipment
The EPA funded research into alternatives to reversing ‘beeper’ alarms for use on construction equipment in response to stakeholder feedback. See the Review of alternatives to ‘beeper’ alarms for construction equipment (PDF 1.3 MB) which put forward the alternative of using a broadband alarm on mobile construction equipment, among other recommendations.
When blasting is used, for example, to construct a new road or a mining or quarrying project, we recommend assessing vibration and blasting overpressure.