Construction sites are a common source of noise pollution in Victoria. About 400,000 people are disturbed by construction noise annually.
The main community concerns include early starts, loud radios, insufficient notification and excessive hours of operation. Ongoing noise can cause stress and health impacts, so construction contractors need to be considerate when emitting noise.
EPA provides guidelines and legislation to help manage construction noise. These are often applied by local government through permits, local laws, and powers provided under the Environment Protection Act 1970.
The related information pages, right, have advice on the controls that apply to different types of sites and activities.