Australian Standard AS 2021-2000 Acoustics - Aircraft Noise Intrusion - Building Siting and Construction - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to operate an airport lessee company, or if you are the occupier of an airport site. You may also be required to comply with this standard if you intend to undertake construction or demolition work at an airport.

A major development plan is required when you undertake major airport development. Major developments include constructing, repairing or altering new runways, a new building or road within the airport. A major development plan must comply with this Standard.

An airport-lessee company must monitor the levels of pollution present in air, water or soil at the airport and the level of noise generated at the airport. An occupier of part of an airport site must provide all reasonable assistance to the airport lessee. The standard provides guidance on the siting and construction of new buildings against aircraft noise intrusion and on the acoustical adequacy of existing buildings in areas near aerodromes.

The Standard also provides guidelines for determining the type of building construction necessary to provide a given noise reduction.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Aviation and Airports
Aviation Environment

Act(s) name

Airports Act 1996 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Aircraft Noise Enquiries
Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Aviation and Airports
Aviation Environment


Operating address:
111 Alinga Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
GPO Box 594
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1300302240

Phone:

1800802584
regulation@infrastructure.gov.au

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