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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DEC 2021

DEC 2021Starting construction

We are starting construction of the Massey to Amherst Street noise wall in early January 2022 to help reduce noise for residents on Massey, Armstrong and Jenkins Streets, Cammeray. Work will take about eight months to complete, weather permitting. Please view our December construction update (PDF, 1.29Mb) for more information.

For the safety of the public and our workers, and to minimise impacts to traffic, we will need to carry out some work at night. More information on which activities we will need to do at night is included in our latest Out of hours work three month notification.

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).

Construction of the Massey to Amherst Street noise wall started in January 2022 to help reduce noise for residents on Massey, Armstrong and Jenkins Streets, Cammeray.

For the latest work updates, please visit our Upcoming works page.

Work will take about eight months to complete, weather permitting.

Making an enquiry or complaint about our work

To make an enquiry or a complaint about the project, you can call our community information line, which is available 24 hours a day and is attended during project operation hours. Enquires and complaints may also be received by the project email and by post.

Community information line: 1800 931 189

Project email: whtbl@transport.nsw.gov.au

Post: Customer feedback Transport for NSW, Locked Bay 928 North Sydney NSW 2059

Project documents

Community updates

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April 2022 out of hours work 3 month notification

Warringah Freeway upgrade out of hours work 3 month notification

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December 2021 construction update

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall.

1.29Mb
November 2021 three months lookahead notification

Warringah Freeway Upgrade Early Works.

4.83Mb
October 2021 Property Condition Survey frequently asked questions

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall.

2.05Mb
August 2021 project update

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall.

246Kb
July 2021 project update

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall.

484Kb
July 2021 Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall Community Feedback Report

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall.

114Kb
December 2020 project update

Massey to Amherst Street Noise Wall concept design.

3.85Mb
May 2019 project update

Cammeray noise mitigation solutions.

891Kb
November 2018 project update

Warringah Freeway, Cammeray noise mitigation options.

1.78Mb

 

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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