25.8.2 Objectives and Policies: Noise and Vibration
Activities have minimal adverse noise and vibration effects on other activities and sites, consistent with the amenity values of the receiving environment.
The amenity values of the surrounding neighbourhood and adjoining activities, especially noise-sensitive activities, shall be protected from the
effects of unreasonable noise.
Construction, maintenance and demolition activities shall be required to minimise potential adverse effects on the surrounding neighbourhood and adjoining activities.
Noise effects arising from new and altered roads should be managed using best practicable options to ensure noise levels received by existing premises and facilities that are sensitive to noise are reasonable.
Commercial, industrial and community activities shall ensure that noise received at the boundary of Residential and Special Character Zones is consistent with the residential noise environment.
Noise from non-residential activities in residential areas shall not unduly adversely affect residential amenity values.
Temporary events shall minimise noise impacts on residential activities when taking into account the level and duration of the noise.
Reduce reverse-sensitivity effects arising from new noise-sensitive activities locating:
i. Within the Central City, Business, Industrial, Te Rapa North Industrial, Ruakura Logistics and Ruakura Industrial Park Zones.
ii. Near to transport networks.
iii. Within a defined helinoise boundary.
iv. Within the noise emission boundary of the Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site.
Noise-sensitive activities locating within the Central City, Business, Industrial, Ruakura Logistics, Te Rapa North and Ruakura Industrial Park Zones or within an existing defined helinoise boundary or within the Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site Noise Emission Boundary should include design and materials to reduce interior noise to acceptable levels.
Noise-sensitive activities locating near transport corridors that carry high traffic volumes, or railways, should include design and materials to reduce interior noise to acceptable levels.
Noise-sensitive activities located within the Rototuna North East Character Zone adjacent to the Waikato Expressway (Designation E90) within the habitable building setback should provide sufficient acoustic treatment to protect its residential noise environment.
Page reviewed: 12 Sep 2016 3:54pm