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URBAN INFILL DEMANDS NOISE PROTECTION MEASURES

 

One of only two agenda items for the Strategic Planning and Transport Committee on Wednesday will be the community consultation paper put out by the WA Planning Commission-WAPC about noise in entertainment areas such as Northbridge, and the question if Fremantle Council should consider asking the WAPC to include the Fremantle CBD in the trial.

Medium and high density urban infill has seen a rise in complaints in recent years from residents who are not happy with the noise from entertainment venues and transport, but the entertainment industry believes it is not fair that the onus should only be on them and that it should be shared with developers of new residential buildings, which should be required to put better noise insulation measures, such as double glazing and thicker glass in their developments.

I remember many years ago that when the new apartments opposite Clancy’s were built that it only took one week before the first complaint was made about live music there, although the tavern had been having regular live concerts for many many years.

In Fremantle where we are going to see a glut of new residential apartments and hotel rooms, combined with new taverns and bars, it is essential to also protect the livelihood of the hospitality industry and demand new buildings that have better noise protection for their users.

Roel Loopers

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  1. freoview said, on October 14, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Double glazing has been the go for many years for some European cities. Not only does it keep the noise out, but also the heat and cold.

    I hope they open the LIV piazza soon, so that I can take some photos of that beautiful artwork there.

    Roel

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  2. Nicola said, on October 14, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Roel, we have just moved into Liv. All windows are double glazed. Once closed, you can’t hear a thing. Had no idea there was a storm last night, until waking this morning. Best thing the development did!!!

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