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3.8 Australian Standards

Compliance to these standards is not mandatory – but is good design practice to provide a ‘fit-for-purpose’ facility. However it may be required by planning authorities prior to granting permits.

AS 2107-2000 Recommended Sound Levels is the Standard most commonly referred to in Building Acoustics, and AS 3671-1989 Road traffic noise intrusions applies to residential developments adjacent to road traffic routes

AS2107-2000 Recommended Design Sound Levels for different areas of occupancy in buildings

 

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7 RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

Satisfactory

Maximum

Apartment common areas (e.g. foyer, lift lobby) near major roads

45

55

Apartment common areas (e.g. foyer, lift lobby) near minor roads

45

55

Living areas near major roads

35

45

Living areas near minor roads

30

40

Sleeping areas in areas with negligible transportation

25

30

Sleeping areas near major roads

30

40

Sleeping areas near minor roads

30

35

Note: Reverberation time should be minimized as far as practicable for noise control