Mining & Resources
The mining and resources sector require the use of plant and equipment items capable of generating high levels of noise and vibration which in many cases operate on a 24/7 basis to optimize throughput. Often these sites are located in remote environments with low background noise levels and are located in the vicinity of scattered rural dwellings of small townships.
Mining & Resources within Australia
The challenge for operators of these sites is to maintain operational efficiencies whist managing impacts on communities in accordance with their licence conditions. A dynamic and proactive approach is often required to manage impacts as operational requirements vary over time, or as activities are relocated around various parts of a site, or as the effects of metrological conditions change.
Acoustics Consultants Australia staff have in-depth knowledge and track record in mining and resources sector noise management and assessment, from concept planning stages through to compliance assessments for approved operations on sites throughout Australia.
Our staff have provided significant technical inputs on various projects including sites operated by Hancock Prospecting (Alpha Coal, Kevin’s Corner), Arrow Energy, Holcim, BHP, MMG Rosebery, Wollongong Coal and Whitehaven Coal.
Our inputs assist the operators of mining and quarrying sites, optimize their operations and processes whilst maintaining on-going compliance with their environmental obligations.
Contact us for assistance with:
- Mining/quarrying noise and vibration impact assessments
- Mining/quarrying noise modelling studies
- Mining/quarrying noise and vibration management plans
- Environmental Impact Statements
- Operational noise monitoring
- Vibration monitoring
- Modification approvals
- Mining/quarrying noise inventories and audits
- Mining noise and vibration control mitigation strategies
- Stakeholder and community engagement
- Expert evidence requirements
Environmental Noise & Vibration Projects
ACA staff undertook an occupational health and safety noise audit at a large commercial bakery in South Australia.