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The Environment Protection Act (EP Act) and the Environmental Protection (Noise) Policy 2008 (EPP Noise) requires power generation facilities to complete a Noise Impact Assessment (NIA) to identify the potential impact of noise on environmental values and appropriately regulate noise activities and limit the potential for noise nuisance at sensitive receptors.
Under the EP Act, noise is considered a contaminant and noise nuisance is considered environmental harm. The EP Act also requires supporting information for a noise management plan, to enable efficient and effective response to noise management issues.
We provide power generator facilities with:
These types of facilities in Queensland, New South Wales and Australia include Co-Generation Facilities, Wind Farms, Hydroelectric Power Stations, Fossil Fuel Power Stations, Power Stations, and Steam/Thermal Power Stations. We all rely on power to work and live, but unwanted sound from power generation facilities can strain relationships between industry and the community.
In situations where a facility is to be constructed near sensitive receivers clients typically call us early in the design phase to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and to support in land owner discussions.
Where a facility has been constructed and there are concerns expressed by neighbours we support our clients in assessing the impacts of noise and provide design solutions to mitigate disruption to services and land owners.
Our Noise Impact Assessment clients in Brisbane, Queensland and New South Wales are typically facility designers and operators looking for regulatory assurance and acoustic support in design or modification of their facility.
Noise Impact Assessments (or NIAs) predict noise levels from proposed or existing facilities at the nearest or most impacted occupied dwellings. NIAs benefit facility owners by assessing compliance with the Environment Protection Regulation 2008, proactively managing noise, and allowing for engagement with landowners and stakeholders.
Our models simulate how sound propagates in your facility’s environment, which accurately predicts the noise levels at the closest resident or occupied dwelling. Based on your needs, our model can be designed to achieve regulatory compliance, pinpoint noise levels in any location, or eliminate guesswork from noise control design.
Quickly and accurately identify and measure individual noise sources at Power Generation facilities.
Our sound level meters provide data-rich information which we use to create a precise noise model. Determining the major facility noise sources, through noise diagnostics, results in representative operating conditions which reduces noise related conflicts and allows for targeted noise mitigation where necessary.
Our Brisbane and Australian clients see benefit in conducting noise diagnostics by knowing the sound levels attributed to their equipment accurately represent real-world data and their specific equipment, providing assurance that the resulting analyses are reliable and mitigation measures are appropriate.
Effective Noise Control solutions can be implemented in the design phase of a facility, construction of a new workplace, or in an existing facility.
Our Australian clients come to us to optimise noise control design to get the ideal level of performance to minimize the risk of costly complaints, delays or disruptions.
We identify the major noise sources at the facility, and complete a detailed contour map that captures sound emissions and their impact to the surrounding area.
Patching Associates’ accurate, and detailed modelling ensure noise control recommendation are fit for the purpose and avoid overdesign.
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