NSW Department of Planning and Environment

On 28 February 2022, the Department issued an Official Caution to White Noise Acoustics Pty Ltd (White Noise) for providing noise information that a suitably qualified and experienced noise expert ought reasonably to have known was misleading. White Noise prepared a noise assessment of tower cranes on the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct Schools Project that used materially higher background levels than had been established using standard methods. This resulted in residents potentially experiencing construction noise impacts without appropriate noise mitigation measures in place, including from the operation of a diesel tower crane outside standard hours. The Project’s construction contractor has since removed the diesel tower crane ahead of schedule, to address the noise impacts.

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