In mid-2017, Blue Mountains City Council commissioned Marshall Day Acoustics to undertake a study into contemporary practices for measuring and mitigating the impacts of aircraft overflight noise in natural areas.

The Council is concerned about the impacts associated with the location and operation of the planned Western Sydney Airport, including the potential for overflight noise to detrimentally affect the amenity of the Greater Blue Mountains area where quiet environments and natural soundscapes are highly valued. The intent is for Council to use the findings of the study when evaluating alternative operating strategies and potential future impacts associated with the planned Airport.

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To support the findings in the Guidelines, a noise monitoring field study was also undertaken.

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