- Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2012 10:23
The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) released the proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 in February 2011 for a three month period of public comment. In addition to collating and responding to the 123 submissions received during this period, the DEC also conducted extensive public consultation through stakeholder seminars, meetings and working groups. Based on this consultation, the DEC has produced a report detailing and responding to the issues raised.
The current Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 cover a wide range of human activities and are used by DEC and local government to maintain acoustic amenity and health standards. The current regulations are available on the State Law Publisher website.
The proposed amendments to the regulations will improve the management of noise from motor sports venues, shooting clubs, concert venues and essential services, reduce some limits and increase others, and introduce fees to recoup part of the regulatory costs.
- Environmental Protection (Noise) Amendment Regulations 2010 (Draft 6) (202 kB).
- Explanatory Notes for proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 (490 kB)
- Summary of the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 (277.64 kB)
- Discussion paper on the proposed changes to airblast limits and Appendix A (320 kB).
- Noise Regulations Consultation Report (304.56 kB)
A new version of the Environmental Protection (Noise) Amendment Regulations 2012 is currently being drafted.
For all queries relating to the proposed amendments, please contact:
Mr John Macpherson
Principal Environmental Noise Officer
Department of Environment and Conservation
Locked Bag 104 BENTLEY DELIVERY CENTRE WA 6983