EPA Review of Noise Policy 2007

From the  Local Government Association Website   https://www.lga.sa.gov.au/news-and-events/news/latest-news/epa-review-of-noise-policy-2007

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3.     EPA Review of Noise Policy 2007

12th May 2020

The Environment Protection Authority is reviewing the Environment Protection (Noise) Policy 2007.

The EPA is holding an information session on 19 May 2020 and submissions close on 17 July 2020.

The EPA is aware of a number of issues that have been raised in recent years regarding the operation of the Noise Policy, which provides the legal framework for the assessment of noise complaints. Many of these issues have arisen as a result of the introduction of the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 (LNLC Act), or the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016, both of which have changed the way that land use and noise are managed in South Australia.

The EPA also commenced a review of the LNLC Act in 2019 and, whilst this review is yet to be finalised, this process further highlighted the need for review and amendment of the Noise Policy.

The Review of the Environment Protection (Noise) Policy 2007 Discussion Paper is the result of an extensive review of the legislation and policies used in the regulation and management of noise in South Australia. A template Response Form is also provided to assist councils to provide feedback. (attached)

The EPA is holding an online information session on the review at 10am on Tuesday 19 May 2020. To register for the session, please contact Ella Langford on ph: 8204 2071 or email: ella.langford@sa.gov.au.

Written submissions should be forwarded by email (preferred) to: epainfo@sa.gov.au (marked Noise Policy Review).

Written submissions can be forwarded by mail to:

Legislation and Policy
Environment Protection Authority
GPO Box 2607 Adelaide SA 5001

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 17 July 2020.

At the conclusion of this initial consultation period, a revised draft Noise Policy will be developed and released for further, broader consultation.

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