The generation of noise is an unavoidable characteristic of some of AGL’s business activities. Many of AGL’s projects involve the development of rural land that is already occupied and used for other purposes by third parties. The management of noise is vitally important in such settings, where background noise levels are low and amenity expectations are high.
Some community stakeholders continue to be concerned about infrasound and low frequency sound arising from the operation of wind farms. You can read about how AGL engages with the community in our FY2016 Sustainability Report, as well as read a summary of the positions of the Australian Medical Association and the National Health & Medical Research Committee on the issue of wind farms and health.