Adelaide CBD strategic noise monitoring
The Adelaide Central Business District (CBD) has been facing densification due to an increase in the growth of residents and business in the area. Noise is considered by the residents of the city as one of the major problems impairing the amenity within the CBD.
The EPA conducted a long-term noise monitoring program in Adelaide CBD. Data was acquired from May 2015 to May 2016. A network of 6 noise monitoring stations were deployed in the northern section of Adelaide CBD on streetlights to evaluate cumulative noise impact of the area.
The Adelaide CBD strategic noise monitoring report details strategic noise mapping based on predictive modelling coupled with indications of the noise monitoring stations deployed over a long term period. This allowed for detailed analysis of noise contribution from various noise sources. Some of the CBD areas characterised by higher noise levels are targeted for comparison with population exposure descriptors and factors. The results of this study can be utilised for effective noise management and urban planning decisions to reduce noise impact in the city.
Music noise from indoor venues and the South Australian Planning System
The EPA has published new guidelines to assist in the preparation by proponents, and assessment by planning authorities and liquor licensing authorities, of applications for development of indoor entertainment venues and other premises at which music may be played. The guidelines can also assist in the preparation and assessment of applications for new noise sensitive development proposed near existing music venues.
Lefevre strategic noise monitoring
The EPA has initiated a joint noise monitoring program with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield , which is intended to run for approximately 1 year. A network of 6 noise monitoring stations have been deployed in the Lefevre Peninsula.
The goals of the program include developing a noise map based on long-term monitoring data, as well as identifying the contribution of major noise sources and their impacts on the amenity of surrounding areas. This information can be used by the council to manage noise exposure in the Lefevre Peninsula and facilitate informed decision making to reduce noise impacts.
Residents, visitors or anyone who has an interest can access the current noise levels and audio records in real time at these sites*.
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This is a program to reduce rail noise, particularly the unique issue of 'wheel squeal'.
Consumer and Business Services
Contact this organisation for complaints relating to noise from licensed premises.
The South Australian Police are responsible for regulating most noise created by people - for example, party noise and loud music from domestic premises.
The WorkCover site provides links to publications, training resources and professional assistance with noise control in the workplace.
This organisation assists with employee relations, occupational health and safety and public safety. The website includes links to helpful publications and legislation.