7 key takeaways from the new EPA guidance on environmental noise measurement
The document sets out minimum requirements and good practice methods for the measurement of environmental noise, and is intended to supplement the advice in other EPA Guidelines and standards. For most practitioners a lot of what is contained in the document will align with what you already do, but there are a few things worth highlighting. We have summarized the 7 key items included in the Approved Methods:
Motorsport noise impacts: the Wakefield Park Judgment
The Land & Environment Court of NSW recently handed down a judgement related to the Wakefield Park Raceway near Goulburn, in a case centring around noise impacts. Motorsport noise impact assessment in NSW is always contentious, with an absence of any state-wide noise policy. This judgement raises a number of issues that will be of interest to acousticians, planners and motorsport operators.
Christophe Delaire confirmed as CEO of MDA Australia
Last week, Marshall Day Acoustics Pty Ltd (MDA) announced that Christophe Delaire has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of MDA Australia. For the last 5 years, Christophe has been co-CEO, alongside Amanda Robinson, who is leaving MDA later this month to relocate to Canada.