The NSW Port Authority has now approved its plan for a 24-hour shipping port and storage facility for construction materials at Glebe Island. There were many submissions opposing the inadequate amenity protections, particularly at night.
In response, the Port Authority promised a precinct-wide noise policy and mandatory protocols for all vessels with 24-hour monitoring and publication. That policy is to cover all users of Glebe Island projects including the Hanson concrete batching facility and will be developed with community consultation. Ship controls will limit noise to 50 decibels at the closest residential receivers, which is reportedly lower than the current sound experienced from trucks using Anzac Bridge and which the Environmental Protection Agency says is unlikely to awaken someone from sleep.
Visit the Port Authority of NSW for more information.
Download the Glebe Island multi‑user facility fact sheet from the Port Authority of New South Wales.
Information courtesy Alex Greenwich MP