The RMA Quality Planning Resource

Land transport noise arises from vehicles travelling on road and rail corridors. It is an increasing issue in New Zealand affecting mainly urban areas. Prolonged noise exposure can impact on amenity values and health in some circumstances.

This guidance note provides information on planning options for addressing land transport noise. Data collection and monitoring approaches are also discussed.

Managing noise is just one element of transport and land use planning; for guidance on planning for the land transport system see the Land Transport Guidance Note. Further advice on managing the impacts of noise is contained in the Noise in Mixed Use Environments Guidance Note.

For the purposes of this guidance note, noise is defined as 'unwanted sound' and excludes ground transmitted vibration.

To access the steps of the guidance note click on the relevant graphic below or download the entire guidance note. pdf

 

Background           Options for addressing land transport noise       Local approaches district plan responses         Noise definitions and useful websites
                               
 Background            Options for addressing
land transport noise
     

Local approaches
District plan response

 

     

Local approaches
other mechanisms

                               
                           Performance based options for approaching rules in plans                       

WHo guidelines

                           

 

                             

Noise Definitions and
useful websites

 

       

Performance based
options for approaching rules in plans

 

    WHO Guidelines