What is meant by event noise for the purpose of this consultation?
Event noise for the purpose
of this consultation is defined as amplified sound used as part of the event.
What are Event Noise Mitigation Standard Operating Procedures?
Council’s Event Noise
Mitigation Standard Operating Procedures set out the noise mitigation
requirements and procedures that an event organiser is required to adhere to
when delivering events in the public realm of the city.
Why are the Event Noise Mitigation Standard Operating Procedures being reviewed?
The Event Noise
Mitigation SOPs require review as the characteristics and landscape of the city
have changed quite substantially since 2008 (e.g. increased number of buildings
and fixed businesses, and changes in features within the Adelaide Park Lands)
when they were originally developed.
Further to this, in late 2018, Council resolved that“Administration prioritise a review of Event
Noise Mitigation Standard Operating Procedures with a specific focus on
minimising noise impacts on North Adelaide residents from events in the
What will the review involve?
The project will review the overall approach to how event noise is managed in the City. The project will involve a range of noise modelling, site specific testing and review of existing noise sensitive receiver locations. It will also review the process for the administration of noise bonds to applicable event organisers.
What are the benefits of a review of the SOPs?
It will identify and formalise a transparent, updated and supported process to mitigate unreasonable effects of events noise on surrounding stakeholders. It will aim to support event organisers to have the confidence to host events in the City and to be fully informed regarding noise levels, site specific considerations, and the requirements to ensure that they are managing noise effectively.
What are noise sensitive receivers?
Many events involve an element of amplified sound which will emit noise levels. There are many factors (some of which are outside of the control of CoA) which influence how much noise is amplified around the event site and the direction the noise travels.
Noise sensitive receivers are predetermined locations throughout the City where noise levels can be measured during events. Refer to the Event Noise Mitigation Standard Operating Procedures to view the existing locations.
I have previously provided feedback to the City of Adelaide on event noise. Do I need to still need to lodge my feedback again using this form?
We encourage those who have
previously lodged feedback with the City of Adelaide regarding event noise to
also lodge this feedback form. By doing so, we can formally capture your
feedback as part of this project.
What is the process when event organisers breach their requirements for managing noise?
All event organisers operating events in the public realm of the city are required to adhere to Council’s Event Noise Mitigation Standard Operating Procedures. This document outlines the process for dealing with breaches and non-compliance.Both during and beyond the life of this project, any member of the public can lodge complaints/feedback regarding noise levels from events by contacting the City of Adelaide or the event itself (in the case where hotline numbers have been provided to the public by an event organiser).
What is a major and medium sized event defined as?
A major sized event is an
event of 10,000 plus people and/or over 20,000 square metres. A medium sized
event is an event of 1,501 to 9,999 people and/or over 1,000 and less than
20,000 square metres.
How do I provide my feedback?
Contribute your feedback via the online survey by clicking here.
Alternatively, you can email your comments to email@example.com.
All written submissions must be received by 5pm, Tuesday 12 February 2019 and should be addressed to:
Review of City of Adelaide Event Noise Mitigation ProceduresGPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001
What happens next?
We will acknowledge your
feedback either by email or in writing. Feedback received will be considered as
part of the project delivery and will help inform the draft recommendations of
the project. Draft recommendations of the project will be brought to key
stakeholders for final feedback prior to the draft recommendations being taken
to Council. The report to Council will include a summary of all consultation
findings over the life of the project.