Environmental Acoustics involves the assessment of how noise from a source such as industrial or entertainment activities travels outdoors and affects communities or sensitive uses. Planning processes for new development often requires assessment of environmental noise impacts both caused by, and affecting the proposal.
As such, complex environmental noise impact assessments require the acoustic consultant to have a good understanding of processes occurring within, and the requirements of other disciplines (eg. planning law, heritage, traffic engineering, proposal feasibility and construction).
The Client focused culture at Octave Acoustics means that we seek to address our brief from the Client’s perspective, striving to deliver solutions that achieve the required balance between competing requirements. We do this by actively working within the multi-disciplinary project team to understand and allow for key project priorities such as cost, planning, functional or aesthetic related requirements.
Services that we provide include:
Environmental noise monitoring & modelling
Design of industrial noise control
Vibration assessment & mitigation design
DA Reports and DCP Assessments
Consent Condition & Permit compliance assessments
Development overlay assessments
Peer reviews for Council
Aircraft noise assessments
Preparation & presentation of expert evidence
Music noise assessments (venues, festivals, cafes, patrons, limiter calibration)
SEPP and compliance assessments
Town Planning Permits and Development Application support
Community dispute and complaint investigations
Supporting the development & implementation of Precinct Structure Plans
Project types that we provide services to include: