As Queensland’s population grows, more residential development will be located close to major transport routes, railways and motorways.
Designated transport noise corridors are state-controlled roads, railways or local government roads that have been designated by the relevant State or Local Government under the Building Act 1975.
New residential buildings and alterations e.g. renovations and additions to existing residential buildings in designated transport noise corridors need to comply with the Queensland Development Code.
Under the code, buildings need to achieve certain levels of noise mitigation through the use of appropriate materials for the floor, walls, roof, windows and doors.