Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
250
Title
Traffic noise on the Geelong Ring Road, Fyansford
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the current breach of regulated decibel (dB) levels of traffic noise on the Geelong Ring Road above The Heights estate in Fyansford. Residents from this estate are fed up with the unbearable traffic noise levels.

The frequency of traffic on the road is a constant drain and is affecting residents’ quality of living. Young families with newborn babies are already struggling to sleep, the unbearable traffic noise is causing even more frustration, heartache and sleep deprivation.

According to the VicRoads 2005 Traffic Noise Reduction Policy, the noise level objective for residential dwellings will be 63 dB(A) L10 (18h) measured between 6.00 am and midnight. This policy also outlines noise walls as a noise reduction measure.

Local residents have been measuring decibel levels and noted that levels are consistently past the 63-decibel limit. As a new residential area, this level of traffic noise is just simply not acceptable.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to release all Acoustic Reports completed for The Heights estate in Fyansford, conduct a new Acoustic Report as a matter of priority and provide all landowners at The Heights estate a copy of the Report, and urgently assess the required noise walls and relevant infrastructure on the Geelong Ring Road above The Heights estate and conduct an inquiry into regulated noise levels along the entire Geelong Ring Road bypass.
Closing Date
2020-10-12
Not tabled signatures
59
Total signatures including previously tabled
59
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Mrs Bev McArthur