The New Zealand government wishes to see a reduction in the environmental effects arising from land transport 1. Transport noise is one such effect that can cause a range of impacts on people and communities from general interference with everyday activities to more significant effects such as sleep disturbance.
This website is intended to provide a range of information and tools to help ensure that transport noise is managed in an effective and efficient manner, and to assist with the adoption of the new road-traffic noise standard NZS 6806. The material is likely to be of interest to land use and transport planners, road designers, traffic engineers, urban designers, environmental managers as well as acousticians and the general public.
The site provides basic noise calculators, a records system for construction noise management, guidance on noise management and mitigation measures, an eLearning module, templates and case studies.
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1Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding 2012/13 - 2021/22