Transport noise and vibration can cause a range of impacts on people and communities, and can negatively affect their wellbeing. Noise and vibration can come from road-traffic as well as from construction and maintenance activities.
We manage these effects during construction and operation of land transport infrastructure by:
Below you will find requirements, guidance and information relating to all of these mitigation measures.
For an introduction to road-traffic and construction noise and vibration, read our frequently asked questions.
Frequently asked questions about noise and vibration
For information about how to manage the effects of noise in land-use planning, see our page on land-use planning and noise.
Land use planning: noise and vibration
Our policy on noise and vibration can be found in:
In addition to the requirements specific to each technical area, all land transport infrastructure activities must fulfil the requirements of:
The following New Zealand and overseas technical standards are used in the management of noise and vibration in New Zealand.
The following guidance has been superseded, but may still be referenced in existing designation conditions:
Examples of reports and management plans from our projects.
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