New Vic Wind Farm Noise Regulations

August 1st, 2021

By Wind Farm Living


In summary the new Regulations 2021 are:

From 1 August 2021, the Environment Protection Amendment (Wind Turbine Noise) Regulations 2021 will come into effect to set specific requirements for wind farm operators under the Environment Protection Act 2017.

Requirements include:

· ongoing compliance with the relevant noise standard – New Zealand Noise Standard NZS 6808 2010 (or NZ 6808 1998 for older existing windfarms where this requirement has been specified on the existing planning permit);

· implementation of a noise management plan, including a complaints management plan;

· providing an annual statement detailing the actions that have been taken to ensure compliance;

· completing a post-construction noise assessment; and

· conducting noise monitoring every five years.


More information about the new regulations is available at the EPA website.

A summary of issues raised during the consultation process and how these informed the regulations is available at Engage Victoria: engage.vic.gov.au/changes-regulation-wind-farm-noise .

For any questions about these changes please email windfarmnoise@delwp.vic.gov.au .

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