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Does Power Street exit also need a static noise camera?

13 May 2014

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Does Southbank need another noise camera?

On the back of the installation of a static noise camera at the entrance of the Burnley tunnel, Southbank Resident’s Group (SRG) president Tony Penna has approached VicRoads about the need for another one, at the Power St exit of the freeway.

Mr Penna told Southbank Local News that while the Burnley tunnel camera was a breakthrough, there was plenty of intrusive truck noise coming from Power St as well.

“Power St also needs a noise camera because the drivers of the heavy vehicles use their engine brakes to slow down as they enter the 60km/h zone from the 80km/h zone, with the approaching two sets of traffic lights accentuating the need to slow down,” Mr Penna explained.

“Noise pollution from heavy vehicles comes from two points, those entering the tunnel and those who use the Power St exit,” he added.

Mr Penna said his discussions with VicRoads had been very positive in their early stages.

“I am confident VicRoads will see the problems and the potential need,” Mr Penna said.“I feel that if the need is identified, the VicRoads will move quicker than they have in the past.”

What do you think? Does Southbank need a second static noise camera to stop trucks using engine brakes in a residential area? Tell us on our Facebook page “Southbank Local News

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