Opinion: Noise from wave park guaranteed

Noise from Tompkins Park carries over the water.
Noise from Tompkins Park carries over the water.

I AM a resident of Attadale and have concerns regarding the proposed wave park development at Tompkins Park.

During a team sport training session or match, we can clearly hear the calls of team members from across the water at Tompkins Park at our home near Burke Drive, Attadale.

These calls/voices are not coming from Troy Park netball club. We checked on these occasions and no activities were in progress at Troy Park.

It is 800m in a straight line from mid-pitch Tompkins Park to our street location.

Therefore, other residences and businesses in Burke Drive, Hislop Road, Warragoon Crescent, Hurst Street, Stoneham Road, Mottley Street – including Attadale Rehabilitation Hospital – will hear sounds originating from across the water at the proposed wave park at Tompkins Park.

Birds and wildlife that reside in and around Alfred Cove (an A-class nature reserve and federally listed as a threatened ecological community) are sensitive to noise.

Disturbance to residents, businesses, hospital patients and the Alfred Cove wildlife is guaranteed.

The following types of noise pollution will be generated by the proposed wave park – mechanical plant noise, car-park related noise, human noise such as shouting, laughing and screaming during water-based activities, music noise from external sound system associated with the pool and noise from the rooftop members’ area.

The wave park group’s business case states it will be open from 6am to 10pm. This is yet another problem the proposed wave park will produce.

It is important to be informed by the truth in this disruptive, noisy scheme.

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