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Can a City Famous for Its Sound Quiet Down?

I heard the low rumble of bass even before I passed through the gate. Descending dark stone steps cradled by tropical vegetation, I rounded a corner and the source of the music came into view: an imposing stack of amplifiers, four speakers wide and twice my height. This was no hodgepodge collection of audio equipment, but a fine-tuned, custom-built sound system. READ MORE

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Sustainable Solutions: How Agent of Change Works And Moving Past The Idea Of Who Was Here First 

Sound impact can be addressed in three ways: through the source, the path, and the receiver. Most sound policy focuses on the role (and responsibilities) of the source, gives scant attention to the path, and overlooks the role of the receiver completely.

When policy fails to address the concerns of future residents in or near entertainment districts, nightlife economies become easy targets for those who misunderstand sound management. This leaves only two options for solving noise conflicts: turn it down or turn it off. READ MORE

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What is 'Agent of Change'..and why is it important?

The Agent of Change Principle is not complicated or controversial, it’s simple common sense: Agent of Change says that the person or business responsible for the change is responsible for managing the impact of the change. READ MORE

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How Independent Music Venues Can Protect Themselves Against Anti-noise Legislation

Small music venues can be noisy places. As regular gig-goers will attest, that’s kind of the point. For decades, the back rooms of pubs and bars have provided a place for artists to learn stagecraft and perform in front of an audience.

But as residential developments push up housing density in UK city centres, some venues have been hit by noise complaints from residents. READ MORE

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Managing Noise Attenuation

Download the 'LIve Music and Entertainment Noise' Practice Note from Planning HERE

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It’s oh so quiet: how to soundproof live venues and keep rocking hard

As high-density urban living becomes more common in Australia’s larger cities, many live music venues are under increasing pressure to restrict noise levels. In an industry that’s already feeling the pinch, forced renovations could be enough to see many of iconic venues close. So what can be done? READ MORE

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What is SEPP N2?

Download the Explanatory Notes from EPA VIctoria HERE




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