Noise wall

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall

Transport for NSW is proposing to build the Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall to help reduce the impact of traffic noise for residents on Massey, Armstrong and Jenkins streets, Cammeray.

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AUG 2021

AUG 2021Site investigations

To prepare for the construction of the Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall, site investigations is scheduled to start on 30 August 2021. We expect the work will take around three weeks, weather permitting.

We need to complete site investigation work to inform our detailed design which will allow us to build the noise wall safely and as quickly as possible. Work will include utility investigations, geotechnical testing and topographical surveys. Please view our August 2021 project update (PDF, 246Kb) for more information.

Project information

The Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall forms part of Transport for NSW's three-part strategy to reduce the impact of traffic noise for residents in Massey, Armstrong and Jenkins streets, Cammeray. We have been investigating a noise wall in this location since 2018 as part of our Noise Abatement Program.

The proposal involves building a continuous noise wall along the Amherst Street off ramp behind properties on Massey, Armstrong and Jenkins streets. The new noise wall would be about 174 metres long, five metres high and would consist of steel posts and concrete panels.

The Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade was approved by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces in January 2021. The Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall was identified in the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as one of a number of measures we will use to reduce the impact of noise on the community.

As the noise wall was identified in the EIS, it has approval to be built in line with the Minister’s Conditions of Approval for the project. By building the noise wall early in line with these conditions, this will help reduce noise for local residents during the construction phase of the project.

To view the Minister’s Conditions of Approval, and for further information about the project, please visit nswroads.work/whtportal

Community feedback gathered in late 2018 and early 2019 has been considered in developing the concept design for the proposed noise wall.

Where possible, we have incorporated feedback and suggestions into our design, such as building a continuous full height noise wall and offsetting it from private property boundaries to minimise impacts to neighbouring residents. We have also proposed to use transparent panels at the top of the noise wall to minimise the potential impact of overshadowing from the noise wall.

We invited feedback on the concept design for the noise wall in December 2020. We received eight submissions from the community and the responses were generally supportive of the proposal. We have prepared a Community Feedback Report (PDF, 114Kb).

Our next step is to prepare the detailed design for the noise wall. We will consider community feedback as we finalise the design.

We are on track to start construction of the noise wall in late 2021 and this work is expected to take about six months to complete, weather permitting.

We will continue to keep you informed as the proposal progresses, including future opportunities to provide feedback.

Project documents

Community updates

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October 2021 Property Condition Survey frequently asked questions

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall

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August 2021 project update

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall

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July 2021 project update

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall

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July 2021 - Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall Community Feedback Report

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall

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December 2020 project update

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall concept design

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May 2019 project update

Cammeray noise mitigation solutions

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November 2018 project update

Warringah Freeway, Cammeray noise mitigation options

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Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to be kept up to date as the proposal progresses, please contact the project team:

Transport for NSW
1800 931 189
whtbl@transport.nsw.gov.au

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