Council’s submission to the review summarised a number of issues that directly impact our residents, focusing particularly on the health implications of noise and made recommendations to address both current and future problems.
Francis Street and Somerville Road are subjected to noise levels well in excess of the WHO guidelines. The four schools located in the area would fall into the zone of excessive noise, which would impact on the learning abilities of the students.
Council made a total of 15 recommendations, focusing on areas such as the aging truck fleet; the impact of increased container traffic; education programs for drivers; noise objectives aligned with WHO guidelines; reducing truck numbers on residential streets.
Council provided a more detailed submission in the 2nd round of consultation.