Warringah Freeway Noise Walls
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 on this corridor has increased steadily and it now in 2010 carries more than 200,000 vehicles each day. Noise walls are urgently needed.
North Sydney Council has repeatedly raised concerns with the State Government (Council correspondence is below in Related Documents)
Resident Action - What you can do!
Register for the Noise Abatement Program (NAP):
If you experience freeway traffic noise, apply to register on the NAP. Contact Mr Joseph Fanous at the RMS on 131782. For additional information, go here to 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.
- 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. The RTA 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: