Australian Standard AS 2021:2015 Acoustics - Aircraft Noise Intrusion - Building Siting and Construction - Australian Government


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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Airports Act 1996 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Aviation and Airports

Aviation Environment

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.