About Noise

​​'Noise' has many meanings but in the context of environmental management the term is synonymous with 'sound' or 'acoustic energy' and is taken to include mechanical vibration. ​

  • Noise and Vibration
    Noise and Vibration are forms of mechanical energy that, through a variety of mechanisms, can lead to adverse impacts on people, animals and structures.
  • Community Response to Noise
    Individuals can have widely different responses to noise but it is possible to establish the general response of the community to varying levels of noise.