Information sessions to be held in Urunga and Nambucca Heads

Dignitaries at the official opening of the Nambucca to Urunga section of the Pacific Highway in July 2016.
Dignitaries at the official opening of the Nambucca to Urunga section of the Pacific Highway in July 2016.

Community members now have a chance to view the post-construction operational noise report for the Nambucca Heads to Urunga Pacific Highway upgrade.

The assessment was carried out by AECOM after the $780 million joint funded Australian and NSW government upgrade opened to traffic mid-last year.

“Noise monitoring was carried out at various locations on the project in November and December 2016,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“The aim of the monitoring was to compare the actual noise with the predicted levels used in the project design.

“It also examined the effectiveness of mitigation measures in place to determine if further action was needed.

“The assessment found operational noise closely matches the predicted levels and meets the Environment Protection Agency’s criteria for new freeways.

“The noise report was reviewed by the EPA and Department of Planning and Environment and they’re satisfied the regulatory requirements have been met.”

Two information sessions will be held for the community to meet with the project team and ask questions.

The first is on Tuesday, August 1 from 4 to 7pm at the Senior Citizens Hall on Bowra Street at Urunga.

The other information session will be on Wednesday, August 2 from 4 to 7pm at Nambucca Community and Arts Centre on Ridge Street at Nambucca Heads.

The report is available here​.

Copies of the report are also available by contacting the Pacific Highway project office on 1800 653 092.