New $10m construction
The National Environment Agency or NEA has announced a $10 million fund to help construction companies reduce the impact of worksite noise on the public.
From April, companies may apply to tap on the fund for the purchase of quieter machines and noise control equipment.
They may be reimbursed up to 50 per cent, or up to $100,000 of the cost of purchase or leasing of supported items.
NEA says the number of public feedback on construction noise has been on the rise - averaging about 16,000 per year.
Enforcement actions taken have also increased.
About 1,100 companies have been taken to task last year, compared to about 300 in 2009.
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