Member for Malvern, Michael O’Brien, is inviting Stonnington residents to participate in a VicRoads review into the state’s approach to traffic noise management.
VicRoads are currently conducting a review into their Traffic Noise Reduction Policy, which will allow residents to have their say on this important issue and may result in some much needed policy changes.
Mr O’Brien has already secured funding for the replacement of noise walls along Dandenong Road, between Station Street and Tooronga Road. This work is currently underway.
The VicRoads Traffic Noise Reduction Policy sets noise levels for Victoria’s freeways and a number of other major roads. Since the policy’s last update in 2005, Victoria’s population has continued to grow, leading to more traffic frequenting our roads.
Existing VicRoads policy allows for older freeways, for example the Monash, to reach 68db before noise reduction measures such as barriers are introduced. Many Stonnington residents adjacent to the Monash/CityLink have expressed concerns about road noise levels.
By receiving feedback from residents directly affected by freeway noise, VicRoads will have a greater understanding of the communities concerns and an ability to change their policy to ensure traffic noise is better managed.
For more information and to complete the survey, please visit http://consult.vicroads.vic.gov.au/trafficnoise. The survey closes on 19 April 2015.
Comments to be attributed to Michael O’Brien MP, Member for Malvern
“Road noise is a major issue for many Stonnington residents, given our proximity to the Monash, CityLink and Dandenong Road”.
“This is an important opportunity for the views of local residents to be heard by VicRoads in updating its road noise policy”.
“I encourage all local residents concerned about road noise to have their say on the VicRoads policy review”.