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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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farq 10:47 pm 20 Jul 10

Ken Ineson said :

There are very large residential areas in every capital city with much more noise than Tralee that have not caused noise sharing.

Comparisons to other cities is pointless here Ken. You may want Canberra dragged down to the level of Sydney and Melbourne (in terms of aircraft noise), but the rest of us value Canberra as it is and question why anyone would build under the flight path in the first place.

The fact is any expansion of the airport will cause an adverse impact on the future residences out in tralee.

There are plenty of other places in the region (or Australia) you can build a shitty suburb with 400m2 blocks and no gardens.

Go build your slum in western sydney.

Ken Ineson 1:49 pm 19 Jul 10

georgesgenitals said :

Just build Tralee and be done with it. We can share the noise with other parts of Canberra. We need the housing stock.

(And thanks to Stanhope’s efforts in locating the gaol and new industrial area, why the hell would NSW consider ACT’s needs?)

Housing in Tralee won’t result in noise sharing. Noise sharing has only been introduced in Sydney in response to new flight paths caused by the new runway. There are very large residential areas in every capital city with much more noise than Tralee that have not caused noise sharing.

georgesgenitals 10:22 pm 16 Jul 10

Just build Tralee and be done with it. We can share the noise with other parts of Canberra. We need the housing stock.

(And thanks to Stanhope’s efforts in locating the gaol and new industrial area, why the hell would NSW consider ACT’s needs?)

CHackett 8:34 pm 16 Jul 10

As a Hackett lowlander living near the oval, aircraft noise is less of an issue than the burgler alarm in Sports House – the old Hackett School. It goes off most days (three times last Sunday) as people coming and going from the building muck up the security code or set it while people are still inside.

It serves no purpose other than annoying locals.

PS Don’t bother calling Canberra Connect if you expect to hear back.

Ken Ineson 9:31 am 16 Jul 10

georgesgenitals said :

I wouldn’t have thought aircraft noise at Tralee would be any worse than for the existing western part of Jerrabomberra. You can certainly hear it, but it’s not ridiculously loud.

That’s correct. Noise at Tralee is less than noise at the western part of Jerrabomberra.

The findings of the recent Senate Committe Inqiry into Airservices are interesting:

The Inquiry found that Airservices Australia and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government do not review the airport operator’s projections for future growth that are used as a basis for calculating future noise levels around airports. (Section 4.60)

Without independent assessment of the commercial forecasts and review of whether the future projections are reasonable, the committee heard that airport operators may overstate the forecasts and impact of aircraft noise at no disadvantage to themselves, but at a potential cost to local communities (section 4.62).

Future development at Jerrabomberra and Tralee was identified as being impacted by optimistic and untested assumptions about aviation growth. (Section 4.64)

The Inquiry found that there is merit in placing the noise assessment process on a more robust and defensible footing to provide greater confidence to the wider community that the forecasts are reasonable and conservative. (Sections 6.30 to 6.32)

The Inquiry recommended that the government revise the current process through which noise forecasts are developed to establish an independent body charged with the coordination of the process and the review of the accuracy and reasonableness of the data upon which the forecasts are made. (Section 6.34)

It will be interesting to see how the Minister Albanese responds to the recommendations of the Inquiry.

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