Event noise management plan
Entertainment Event Event Permit applications need to include the Noise Management Plan.
The plan must contain strategies for:
- compliance with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Policy 2019
- satisfying the relevant Australian Standards and Codes
- keeping noise levels within the following parameters.
|Location||Permissible Level||Maximum Level|
|Rear of venue||85dBA Leq (15 min)||100dBA LA10|
|Nearest residence or other sensitive place||55dBA Leq (15 min)||70dBA LA10|
|30 metres from the stage (mixer position) or noise source||95dBA Leq (15 min)||
100dBA LA10 5min and 105dBA LA10 5 min at 63Hz
The plan must encompass:
- location and height of the stage
- location and height of the speakers
- direction of speakers
- specific sound barriers used and their location
- atmospheric conditions used in calculations
- proposed measures for low frequency sound control ( ie. Bass)
- topography of the land
- details of the sound system
- measurement procedures
- hours of operations
- all calculations.
If you propose to have live bands or use amplified devices at your event, then you may need to provide a Noise Management plan from a qualified acoustic engineer to Council before your Entertainment Event permit application can be assessed.
Should you need to engage a qualified acoustic engineer to develop the Noise Management plan, Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants provides a list of member Acoustical Consultants.
The plan should include:
- a site plan including the location of the event, neighbouring land-use details, location and orientation of stages and public address or audio systems
- all potential sources of noise nuisance
- steps that will be taken to minimise the risk of nuisance
- a plan for notifying potential noise-affected premises and closest sensitive receptors
- details of acoustic monitoring during the event
- how complaints received before, during and after the event will be addressed.
For further information on noise limits for events, phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).