Will aircraft noise affect my health?

A number of research studies have been undertaken to investigate the effect of noise on human health and wellbeing.  These studies need to be considered collectively, and in context, if drawing any conclusions about the potential health impacts of aircraft noise.

However, in broad terms, there are planning measures in place around Perth Airport to protect residents from aircraft noise levels that could normally be considered harmful to people’s health.

The New Runway Project Major Draft Development Plan (MDP) studied the impacts on health resulting from operations on the new runway.  More detail on this can be found in the draft MDP Volume C: Airspace Management Plan on the new runway website.

To help people understand the impact of aircraft noise on human health and wellbeing, the Western Australian State Government published a brochure with information regarding health impacts.  To download a copy of the brochure click here.

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