Vol-2D App-J Noise-and-Vibration

Chapter: Vol 1B Chapter 12 Noise and vibration

Appendix Vol 2D App J Noise and Vibration

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Section Pages
1.0 Introduction 1
1.1 Overview of WestConnex 1
1.2 Project overview 2
1.3 Project location 7
1.4 Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements 7
1.5 Structure of this report 9
2.0 The project 11
2.1 Operation 11
2.2 Construction activities 16
2.2.1 Construction hours 23
3.0 Existing ambient noise environment 31
3.1 Overview 31
3.2 Existing noise environment 31
3.2.1 M5 East Motorway 31
3.2.2 Arncliffe 31
3.2.3 St Peters and surrounds 31
3.3 Noise sensitive receivers 31
3.3.1 M5 East Motorway 31
3.3.2 Arncliffe 33
3.3.3 St Peters and surrounds 33
3.4 Ambient noise monitoring 34
3.5 Unattended background noise monitoring results 36
3.6 Operational road noise monitoring results 37
4.0 Assessment criteria 39
4.1 Construction noise 39
4.1.1 Noise catchment areas 41
4.1.2 Non-residential criteria 44
4.1.3 Sleep disturbance (construction) 45
4.1.4 Construction road traffic noise 46
4.2 Construction vibration criteria 46
4.2.1 Structural damage 47
4.2.2 Human comfort 48
4.3 Ground-borne noise 49
4.4 Blasting 50
4.4.1 Blasting criteria 50
4.4.2 Recommended hours and frequency of blasting activities 52
4.5 Operational assessment criteria 52
4.5.1 Operational road traffic noise criteria 52
4.5.2 Guidance for the evaluation of feasible and reasonable noise mitigation 55
4.5.3 Maximum noise levels 55
4.5.4 Operational fixed facilities noise criteria 56
4.5.5 Resultant environmental noise criteria 58
5.0 Construction noise and vibration assessment 61
5.1 Construction noise modelling and prediction 78
5.1.1 Construction noise assessment – Standard hours works 78
5.1.2 Out of hours work activities 103
5.1.3 Sleep disturbance 125
5.2 Cumulative noise assessment 137
5.2.1 Cumulative impacts from the project 137
5.2.2 Cumulative impacts from other projects 137
5.3 Ground-borne LAeq noise levels 138
5.4 Construction road traffic noise 139
5.4.1 Peak Movements 140
5.4.2 Off-peak movements 143
5.5 Construction vibration 148
5.5.1 Surface works 148
5.5.2 Tunnel works 149
5.5.3 Blasting 149
6.0 Operational noise assessment 151
6.1 Road traffic noise assessment 151
6.1.1 Road traffic noise modelling methodology 151
6.1.2 Study areas 153
6.1.3 Existing road traffic noise model 153
6.1.4 Noise modelling scenarios 154
6.1.5 Portal noise 155
6.1.6 Project impact 155
6.1.7 Noise modelling results – Western surface works study area (Year 2021 and Year 2031) 155
6.1.8 Noise sensitive receivers eligible for consideration of addition noise mitigation 156
6.1.9 Noise modelling results – St Peters interchange (Year 2021 and Year 2031) 156
6.1.10 Noise sensitive receivers eligible for consideration of additional noise 157
6.1.11 Parallel routes assessment 161
6.1.12 Maximum noise level assessment 162
6.2 Industrial noise assessment (fixed facilities) 164
6.2.1 Normal traffic conditions 166
6.2.2 Low speed traffic conditions 169
6.2.3 Emergency operating conditions 170
6.2.4 Assessment 171
7.0 Construction noise and vibration mitigation 179
7.1 Construction noise and vibration 179
7.1.1 Construction noise and vibration management plan 179
7.1.2 Community consultation and complaints handling 179
7.1.3 Work practices 180
7.1.4 Construction hours and work scheduling 180
7.1.5 Respite 180
7.2 Construction noise 180
7.2.1 Construction traffic 180
7.2.2 Construction compound sites 181
7.2.3 Plant and equipment selection and location 181
7.2.4 Noise barriers 181
7.2.5 Noise monitoring 182
7.3 Construction vibration 182
8.0 Operational noise mitigation 183
8.1 Western surface works 183
8.1.1 Additional architectural treatment 183
8.1.2 Existing noise barriers 184
8.2 St Peters interchange 184
8.2.1 Additional architectural treatment 185
8.3 Operational noise monitoring 189
9.0 Noise and vibration impact summaries 191
9.1 Construction noise and vibration and fixed facilities impact summaries 191
9.2 Operational impact summaries 223
9.2.1 Western surface works 223
9.2.2 St Peters interchange 223
9.2.3 Parallel routes 224
10.0 Conclusion 225
Appendix A Acoustic glossary A
Appendix B Construction and operational layouts B
Appendix C Noise catchment areas C
Appendix D Noise logger results D
Appendix E Traffic figures E
Appendix F St Peters interchange study area F
Appendix G Construction airborne noise LAeq maps G
Appendix H Construction airborne noise – other sensitive receivers results tables H
Appendix I Construction airborne noise LA1 maps I
Appendix J Construction ground-borne noise LAeq maps J
Appendix K Construction vibration maps K
Appendix L Operational noise results – road traffic maps L
Appendix M Operational noise results-road traffic tables M
Appendix N Western surface works – noise walls N
Appendix O Operational noise results-fixed facility maps O
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