If the Warringah Freeway were built today, it would automatically receive noise walls along its entire length. Since it opened in 1968, the volume of traffic in this corridor has increased steadily and carries more vehicles each day - noise walls are urgently needed.
North Sydney Council has repeatedly raised concerns with the State Govt (Council correspondence is below in Related Documents).
Current Investigations 2018
New investigations to extend the walls near Chandos Street are going ahead in July 2018, with the community to be consulted later in the year.
13 July State Govt notice to residents (395KB)
5 July State Govt notice to residents (418KB)
Resident Action - What you can do
Register for the Noise Abatement Program (NAP)
If you experience freeway traffic noise, register to go on the NAP here at the RMS website.
It is difficult for the residents to obtain details of NAP registrations from the RMS due to confidentiality issues - if you are already registered on NAP or have applied please advise Mr Graham Webster (contact details below) so that the residents can track NAP registration numbers.
Support the campaign
Contact the following resident if you want more information, or if you can help:
Mr Graham Webster
Updates can be emailed to residents who have provided details to Graham Webster, or can be viewed here:
Please write to the Minister requesting that the State Government prioritise the installation of a sound barrier along the Warringah Freeway.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight
- 14 September 2010 Council hosted a public meeting to discuss the issue: you can read Council's minutes (24KB), or the resident-recorded minutes (106KB).
- 16 December 2010 The Mayor, resident representatives, and Council staff met with the RTA who advised they "engaged a consultant to assess the potential noise impact from the Warringah Freeway. The noise assessment will evaluate the noise levels and the noise treatment measures (where required) to mitigate the noise levels that are above the criteria." The CEO of RTA advised in replies to residents that "the request for the Warringah freeway to be a 'special case' will be reviewed once the noise assessment is complete". The noise assessment report by the consultant is below. Resident-recorded minutes (90KB).
- 7 April 2011 Meeting between RTA, residents and Council: resident-recorded minutes (14KB).
- 11 August 2011 Mayor and Council staff met with Ministers in new Government - discussions included Noise Walls - Duncan Gay MLC Minister for Roads & Ports, Gillian Skinner MP for North Sydney and Minister for Health, Gladys Berejiklian MP for Willoughby and Minister for Transport.
- 2 November 2011 Meeting between Residents and Mayor and Council - ongoing action re Noise Walls - to arrange meeting with RMS.
- 16 February 2012 Meeting between RMS, Mayor and Council and residents - status and ongoing action re Noise Walls - progress in being achieved on all Noise Catchment Areas (NCA) - RMS actions in resident-recorded minutes (152KB).
- 19 October 2012 Meeting between RMS and residents resident-recorded minutes (87KB).
- 31 January 2013 Meeting between NSC and residents resident-recorded minutes (92KB).
RTA Noise Consultant Report - May 2011
The RTA engaged an independent consultant to assess the noise impact of the Warringah Freeway. Here is the report summary:
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