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8.2.24 Transport noise corridor overlay code

8.2.24.1 Application

(1) This code applies to assessing development in the Transport noise corridor overlay, if:
(a) assessable development where this code is an applicable code identified in the assessment criteria column of a table of assessment for an overlay (section 5.10); or
(b) impact assessable development.
(2) Land in the Transport noise corridor overlay is identified on the Transport noise corridor overlay map and is included in the following sub-categories:
(a) Noise corridor – Brisbane:
(i) Queensland Development Code MP4.4 Noise Category 1;
(ii) Queensland Development Code MP4.4 Noise Category 2;
(iii) Queensland Development Code MP4.4 Noise Category 3;
(iv) Queensland Development Code MP4.4 Noise Category 4.
(b) State designated noise corridor - State-controlled road (mandatory area):
(i) Category 0: Noise Level < 58 dB(A);
(ii) Category 1: 58 dB(A) - 63 dB(A);
(iii) Category 2: 63 dB(A) - 68 dB(A);
(iv) Category 3: 68 dB(A) - 73 dB(A);
(v) Category 4: Noise Level > 73 dB(A).
(c) State designated noise corridor - State-controlled road (voluntary area):
(i) Category 0: Noise Level < 58 dB(A);
(ii) Category 1: 58 dB(A) - 63 dB(A);
(iii) Category 2: 63 dB(A) - 68 dB(A);
(iv) Category 3: 68 dB(A) - 73 dB(A);
(v) Category 4: Noise Level > 73 dB(A).
(d) State designated noise corridor - rail network:
(i) Category 1: 70 dB(A) - 75 dB(A);
(ii) Category 2: 75 dB(A) - 80 dB(A);
(iii) Category 3: 80 dB(A) - 85 dB(A);
(iv) Category 4: Noise Level > 85 dB(A).
(3) When using this code, reference should be made to section 1.5 and section 5.3.3.

8.2.24.2 Purpose

(1) The purpose of the Transport noise corridor overlay code is to:
(a) Implement the policy direction in the Strategic framework in particular:
(i) Theme 3: Brisbane’s clean and green leading environmental performance and Element 3.2 – Brisbane’s environmental quality and sustainable design;
(ii) Theme 5: Brisbane’s CityShape and Element 5.8 – Brisbane’s Growth Nodes on Selected Transport Corridors.
(b) Provide for the assessment of the suitability of development in the Transport noise corridor overlay.
(2) The purpose of the code will be achieved through the following overall outcomes:
(a) Development ensures that the intrusion of transport noise on a passive recreation space of a dual occupancy, multiple dwelling, residential care facility, or retirement facility located in a transport noise corridor is appropriately managed.
(b) Development ensures that each dwelling has access to an outdoor space for passive recreation where transport noise has been minimised.

8.2.24.3 Assessment criteria

The following table identifies the assessment criteria for assessable development.

Table 8.2.24.3—Criteria for assessable development
Performance outcomes
Acceptable outcomes
PO1
Development provides outdoor space for passive recreation in a manner where transport noise has been minimised.
AO1
Development ensures that each dwelling:
(a) has a balcony or outdoor recreation area shielded by the building from direct road traffic noise; or
(b) with a balcony exposed to road traffic noise has a solid gap-free balustrade.
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