EMM and MinterEllison partnered to host an event with key EPA noise policy staff following release of the new “Noise Policy for Industry” on 27 October 2017 which replaced the existing Industrial Noise Policy (EPA, 2000).

The new document balances the need for industrial activity with the community’s expectations to minimise noise impact. It sets assessment noise levels, consistent assessment methods, and best practice measures to manage industrial noise using latest scientific research regarding the effects of noise. EMM are proud to have been acknowledged by the presenter for the contribution we have made that resulted in a policy amendment since the draft version.

Features of the new policy were presented to industry stakeholders in the Sydney Metropolitan region, with a focus on what the changes are and what they could mean to their current operations and future approvals. The Sydney event was planned after a very successful breakfast seminar on the new policy, held by EMM in Newcastle in December 2018.

Thank you to all of our clients who took the time to attend.