Sunday 27 October 2013

Noise treatments on the Regional Rail link

I have posted some videos on YouTube that explain some of the concerns with the Regional Rail Link Authority's approach to addressing noise along the Regional Rail Link. The videos demonstrate what residents have been saying. The RRLA has not considered our suggestions even though we can show they are practical. Video 1 The proposed noise wall will not reduce noise with the raised rail track Video 2 The resident's proposal to lower the track is a practical suggestion Video 3 Earth Mounding is possible and can be demonstrated Video 4 Earth Mounding is possible and can be demonstrated Pt2 Video 5 There is enough room on the Forrest Road side for earth mounding

Photo of local residents concerned about rail noise

This photo of local residents concerned about rail noise highlights the height of the rail line relative to street level. The proposed noise wall along this section is 3 metres. The rail line in the background is 2.5 metres above the street level. The wall would do very little to block the noise coming of the rail line. Photo of local residents concerned about rail noise

Friday 18 October 2013

Questions for the state government and the Regional Rail Link Authority

It has been a while since I posted something on this blog. However, I would like to share this with you. The RRLA has announced their plan to build a noise wall along the rail line from Ardeer to Fitzgerald road. Recently, they have been speaking to residents individually and dropping brochures in people's letterboxes. I asked for a meeting with one of their representatives, Brad Smits. I asked the questions that residents have been asking for almost two years and got very few answers. Please see the letter I sent Brad after the meeting. At our community meeting on October 17 dozens of residents endorsed this letter. We have called a rally for Friday November 1 at 11am at Bernie Finn MP's office, 277 Hampshire Road, Sunshine 3020. Questions for RRLA and the State Government

Monday 22 October 2012

Video of Community Rally on October 20

If you missed the Fix the Links community rally on October 20, 2012 have a look at the video of my speech at the rally. I post it because it summarises our community's concerns about the regional rail link. The video is on Google docs so it may not be easy to access. Please be patient while i learn about this technology.