VicRoads Traffic Noise Reduction Policy review submission
The Property Council has provided advice to VicRoads on the review of its traffic noise reduction policy. The submission notes that we do not support any additional regulations to mitigate noise, as such regulations will add to an already exhaustive list of fees and charges, which negatively impact on housing affordability. Increased red tape in this area would also impact on Victoria's competitiveness as an investment destination.
Since many of the causes of noise are behavioral, no amount of noise mitigation in the form of barriers and building design will completely eliminate noise from heavy acceleration and deceleration.