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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 11 November 2021) . . Page.. 3433 ..


(2) Has the Government tested noise from dump trucks along Horse Park Drive.

(3) Will the Minister request testing for the noise for houses that back on to Horse Park Drive.

(4) Has the Government done any research into the greenhouse emissions of diesel trucks carrying roadworks waste material.

(5) How much damage do trucks cause to road surfaces compared to other vehicles.

(6) What action would the Government consider or take if noise levels reached between 80-95 decibels as trucks passed.

Mr Steel: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Yes.

(2) Specific noise related to trucks cannot be identified through noise surveys coordinated by Transport Canberra and City Services. Noise surveys are assessed, based upon both noise levels and duration. Two noise surveys have been undertaken in Amaroo relating to Horse Park Drive.

(3) See (2).

(4) No specific research on the greenhouse emissions from vehicles carrying roadworks waste materials is available.

(5) It is not possible to separately identify the contribution of particular classes of vehicles to road surfaces.

(6) The guidance used by Roads ACT to determine the need for noise intervention is based on noise exposure which accounts for both the loudness and duration of noise rather than the loudness alone.

Should a noise survey exceed the current noise thresholds, then a variety of measures can be considered, such road resurfacing or the installation of noise attenuation measures.


Environment—gross pollutant traps(Question No 419)

Ms Castley asked the Minister for Transport and City Services, upon notice, on 17 September 2021:

(1) Has Flexible given the Government a water sample from the Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) and drying pad next to the ANU Cricket Grounds; if so, can the Minister provide the results.

(2) Has Flexible given the Government a sediment sample from the GPT and drying pad next to ANU Cricket Grounds; if so, can the Minister provide the results.


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