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Hackett whingers told to put a sock in it.

By johnboy - 2 July 2010 45

Chief MInister Stanhope has announced the findings of the independent investigation into aircraft noise in Hackett.

The report found that aircraft noise over Hackett was below the guidance on night time noise levels provided by the Australian Standard 2021 and the World Health Organisation ‘Night Noise Guidelines for Europe’.

It also found that some of the noise data recorded by AirServices Australia was overestimated or incorrectly attributed to aircraft.

Mr Stanhope said he hoped the results would be accepted by interested locals.

“The findings of this independent study provide all interested parties with definitive and independently validated data about the level of aircraft noise in the area,” Mr Stanhope said. “The Government welcomes this opportunity to share and review information about the impact of aircraft noise on the Canberra community.”

A quick survey of Hackett residents by your correspondent finds no great concern over aircraft noise.

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Hackett whingers told to put a sock in it.
flynnite 2:54 pm 03 Jul 10

There is a very strong lobby group in Hackett that complains and complains and complains..but do they actually ask other Hackett people do they agree…NO.

A long time ago the planes did travel over Hackett and even making a phone call was impossible but the flight path was changed and it isn’t a biggie. I visit over there a lot for my family etc and grew up there.

Why don’t they look at school crossings on Antill St for the kiddies that have to walk to Majura Primary because Hackett Primary School is closed. The traffic is so heavy it can take a person 10 minutes to cross that road in the morning.

Why don’t they work on getting the Hackett Shops back up to par?

Do they represent the people of Hackett??? nope. There is a lot more issues that they could get involved with.

54-11 2:20 pm 03 Jul 10

Pork, the reason I’ve got loud pipes on my bike is so that dickheads in 4WDs talking on their mobiles will at least have more of a chance knowing I’m there.

It’s a safety issue.

harley 1:19 pm 03 Jul 10

Pork Hunt said :

+1 p1

Not to mention Harleys that make your ears bleed when they go past…

I’m not that loud.

Wraith 10:57 am 03 Jul 10

cranky said :

The Hackett wingers are part of a VERY small group.

The Senate was recently told that 24,000 complaints regarding aircraft noise were generated by just 20 people, Australia wide. In Sydney, 393 complaints were attributable to just 6 people, and 343 complaints to a pair of total losers.

With the heat being taken out of this subject, identifying a few inordinately noise sensitive wingers, maybe we could revisit the proposed dragstrip in the Majura Valley.

I’m with you, time for the minority noisy sooks to be put in place.

georgesgenitals 8:34 am 03 Jul 10

cranky said :

With the heat being taken out of this subject, identifying a few inordinately noise sensitive wingers, maybe we could revisit the proposed dragstrip in the Majura Valley.

A good idea. Let’s get the facts out and have a look.

BimboGeek 6:37 pm 02 Jul 10

What Johnboy and p1 said. The fully sick brigade screaming up Rivett Street are loud, the airplanes are shielded by the mountain until they’re high enough not to matter.

A Noisy Noise Annoys 5:27 pm 02 Jul 10

Boy, complaints by Hackett residents are dismissed, but if you live in Macarthur you can scream and shout and bandy about bodgy arguments to get a data centre and power station which would have made us self-sufficient in electricity and provide over 100 jobs scrapped altogether. I guess silvertails in Hackett don’t carry as much influence with the pollies as the bogans, ah sorry, “working families” of Tuggeranong.

Pork Hunt 5:13 pm 02 Jul 10

+1 p1

Not to mention Harleys that make your ears bleed when they go past…

sepi 5:04 pm 02 Jul 10

i find the noise report dubious too. they also reject any loud noise that has more than one peak, as they say that couldn’t be a plane, with no explanation as to what these other loud noises are.

After a week in hospital recently, i really noticed the airplane noise when i first got home.

cranky 4:59 pm 02 Jul 10

The Hackett wingers are part of a VERY small group.

The Senate was recently told that 24,000 complaints regarding aircraft noise were generated by just 20 people, Australia wide. In Sydney, 393 complaints were attributable to just 6 people, and 343 complaints to a pair of total losers.

With the heat being taken out of this subject, identifying a few inordinately noise sensitive wingers, maybe we could revisit the proposed dragstrip in the Majura Valley.

DeadlySchnauzer 4:52 pm 02 Jul 10

I don’t live in hackett, don’t really care either way, but I know a dodgy report when I see one. Here is an example of their logic for rejecting noise recordings, from page 82:

“The event was attributed to a B737-400 aircraft with Lmax of 87 dB(A). The duration of the noise event is comparable to what would be expected for an RPT aircraft, although the profile does show a somewhat uneven pattern. However the high value for Lmax appears incorrect as such a high level would only be expected for a high powered jet aircraft.”

They go through and apply similar logic to any reading above 65dB, rejecting them all to come to the conclusion that aircraft are never louder than 65dB. Why 65dB? Well that is the threshold which is defined as adversely impacting quality of living by the Australian Standard for Aircraft Noise Intrusion. How convenient to be able to discard any results that exceed it… talk about fudging the data.

p1 4:37 pm 02 Jul 10

Sorry, screwed the tags up.

p1 4:36 pm 02 Jul 10
bd84 3:56 pm 02 Jul 10

Two official independent reports showing what we already knew, that the aircraft noise in north Canberra is negligible and well below all allowable limits. I think the whinging from those complaining is more annoying than any aircraft noise in Canberra, mostly because it’s clearly coming from a bunch of idiots complaining just because they can. I have no doubt the whinging won’t stop now either, let the made up stories roll on..

DeadlySchnauzer 2:49 pm 02 Jul 10

I find the logic in that report very dubious. It goes something like this: Theoretically we would only expect aircraft to generate at most 65dB of noise, so if an aircraft was recorded as generating more than 65dB of noise it must be a mistake. Therefore aircraft only ever generate 65dB of noise.

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