sonus - noun (latin): noise, sound, tone, character, style

Service: Environmental Noise

Depending on its level, character, location or the time of day we hear it, the impact of sound can range from being inconspicuous, to being annoying or it may even be harmful to our health or wellbeing. It’s when sound becomes unwanted, that it’s considered to be ‘noise’.

The management of noise is the responsibility of various state and local government bodies, each having their own laws, policies, regulations or guidelines for assessing and controlling noise. For example, Local Government regulations that prohibit noise from equipment used at residences at particular times of the day or State Government legislation that sets the standard for wind turbine noise.

Our expertise and experience ensures that we successfully navigate through the often complex landscape of varying environmental noise requirements in jurisdictions all around Australia.

We provide advice regarding power stations, wind farms, mines, residential developments, entertainment venues, commercial and industrial developments, and road/rail/aircraft noise.

Our work extends to:

  • Policy development
  • Environmental Noise Assessments for planning authorities
  • Assisting in the preparation of environmental impact statements
  • Modelling and prediction of noise from future noise sources
  • Designing noise reduction measures
  • Development of environmental improvement programs
  • Peer review

Frost fans

Frost fans have become an essential part of agriculture in areas subject to frosts, including vineyards, avocado farms and orchards. Frost farms operate on limited

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Wind Farms

Since 2002, Sonus has earned an enviable reputation in the assessment of environmental noise from wind farms all around Australia. Our extensive knowledge and understanding

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O-I Adelaide

O-I (formerly ACI Glass) operates one of the largest wine bottle manufacturing facilities in the world at the boundary of a residential area. Sonus assisted

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Mawson Connector

The Mawson Connector has been designed to provide an east-west arterial road link between Main North Road, Salisbury Highway and Port Wakefield Road in the

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Mawson Lakes Development

Sonus has assisted Westfield with major expansion assessments at Tea Tree Plaza, Marion, West Lakes and Miranda shopping centres. These construction projects introduced several noise

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Westfield Miranda

Westfield Miranda is located within the Sutherland Shire on the Kingsway adjacent the Cronulla rail corridor. In 2008 the shopping centre sought planning approval for

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