Wellington – Community Meeting, Proposed Gas Fired Power Station
PROPOSED WELLINGTON GAS FIRED POWER STATION
Notice of Public Meeting, 7pm Thursday 19th March, 2015
Dear Residents of Wellington,
On the reverse side is a map showing Estimated Sound Pressure Noise Level Decay with Distance Map that was calculated by Mr Martin Sannikka a retired NATA signatory in Transformer and Community Noise Testing.
There will be a Public Meeting on Thursday, 19 March 2015 at 7.00pm at the RSL Auditorium where this map and other matters will be discussed.
Other speakers include Mr Rod Buhr, Mayor of Wellington, a representative from ERM Power Ltd (the proponents), Mr Nat Barton, the closest affected resident to the proposal, Mr Sam McGuiness who can speak with authority about what happened at Uranquinty, M/s Sarah Laurie, CEO of the Waubra Foundation and a retired GP has compiled a Power Point presentation as she is unable to attend, and Mr M. Sannikka.
All candidates for the seat of Dubbo in the upcoming NSW State Election have been invited to attend and address the meeting and all speakers will be available to answer questions from the floor and from each other.
You, who have an interest in the future of our town, please attend.
Nat Barton Concerned Resident of Wellington Affected by the ERM Project.
ESTIMATED SOUND PRESSURE LEVEL NOISE DECAY WITH DISTANCE MAP
As there is no physical work commenced, it can be assumed that the location of the Power Station, based on the exhibited documentation, is approximately as shown on the Map.
NOISE SOURCE ESTIMATION
In the Noise Modelling attached to MOD 1 & MOD 2 the total sound power level at the source has not been disclosed. However, when all of the listed components are added acoustically the total is approximately 107.SdB(A) under normal conditions and estimated to be at least 11OdB(A) under Adverse Conditions.
NSW EPA’s Industrial Noise Policy (NSW INP) aims to apply modifying factors of 5dB(A) each to the level of noise produced by the source at the receivers to account for additional noise characteristics such as tonality, impulsiveness, intermittency, irregularity and dominant low frequency content anticipated to cause greater annoyance to residential receivers.
Where two or more modifying factors are present, the maximum adjustment is lOdB(A) and that was used in the map. (See the map below or download the map using this link)