Minimising impacts during construction

Managing noise

Some of the main sources of noise during construction include machinery such as excavators and graders, piling rigs, trucks delivering and transferring materials, generators and power tools.

Local residents can expect to experience some noise and vibration as works take place. We’ll minimise noise impacts by:

  • scheduling noisy activities during daytime working hours whenever possible
  • providing local residents with advance notice about any out of hours work
  • fitting smart alarms to vehicles  that are quieter than standard reversing alarms
  • fitting machinery with engine noise reduction equipment
  • targeted noise monitoring in areas adjacent to residential properties.

We’ll also conduct noise emission assessments to ensure appropriate mitigation measures are in place before we start any noisy activities.

Managing vibration

If you live or work near one of our construction sites, you may feel some vibration in your home or office. The vibration you feel is usually well below the levels that may cause changes in the condition of your property.

Our construction methods have been developed to minimise ground vibration. If you do feel a vibration in your home and would like to discuss this with us, please call 1800 105 105 while the vibration is occurring.

We conduct background vibration monitoring before works start, and continue monitoring during works. By monitoring vibration levels during our works, we ensure that we’re continually under the prescribed limits.

More information

For more information see our latest fact sheet:

Questions or concerns

We’re monitoring noise, dust and vibration to ensure impacts are kept to a minimum. If you have any questions or concerns during these works, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1800 105 105.

There should be no impact to your water supply during water main relocation works. If you do have any concerns about your water supply, please contact Yarra Valley Water on 13 27 62 or visit Yarra Valley Water website.

Temporary power outages may be required during service relocation works. Your utility service provider will let you know of any planned outages ahead of time.

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