Why a buffer zone?
Industrial Process Water Overview
Managed Aquifer Recharge
Marine (Cockburn Sound)
- Model report link
In 2005 Kwinana Industries Council (KIC) commissioned Herring Storer Acoustics to undertake an update of data developed in 2001 from a cumulative environmental noise propagation model developed for industries within the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA).
The purpose of the update was to assess any change in noise emission and immission levels that may have occurred since the 2001 modelling was undertaken by SVT Engineering Consultants. This was considered necessary as changes could have resulted from the addition or subtraction of industries, expansion of existing industries or the result of noise control programs by industries.
A Noise Reference Group, with membership from local government, Department of Environment and the community was formed and chaired by the Department of Industry and Resources, to assist KIC in the assessment of the 2005 results. The KIC decision to form a Noise Reference Group at that time reflects the collaborative and inclusive approach by the KIC to address cumulative noise in the Kwinana area with key stakeholders.
In 2010 KIC again commission Herring Storer Acoustics to review and update the KIC acoustic model for member industries.
In 2013 the State Government announced changes to the Noise Regulations and KIC issued a media release in support of the welcomed changes.
In 2019, following consultation with members through KIC’s Environment Committee, Herring Storer was engaged to review and update the 2010 KIC Kwinana Acoustic Model. Finalisation of the review is expected in 2020.