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The Acoustic Group in the Media:

“Design for Noise Reduction – Dual Occupancies” 5th Annual Conference, Local
Government Planners Association of NSW, November 1979

“Is Exposure to High Levels of ‘Rock’ Music a Major Health Hazard to Patrons and
Staff” 10th International Congress on Acoustics – Sydney, July, 1980

“Hornsby Shire’s General Sound Insulation Code for Residential Flat Buildings” 10th
International Congress on Acoustics – Sydney, July, 1980

“Archiving Reproducing Piano Rolls” 10th International Congress on Acoustics –
Sydney, July, 1980

“Road Traffic Noise and Local Government Controls”, Graduate School of the Built
Environment, University of NSW, February, 1981

“Noise Levels of Rock Music and Possible Effects on Young People’s Hearing”
Scientific Meeting NSW Division, Australian Acoustical Society, April, 1981

“Noise Assessment of Licensed Premises” NSW Police Noise Familiarisation Course,
Policy Academy Sydney, July, 1981

“Noise Effects on Staff in Entertainment Venues” Australian Live Theatre Council,
May, 1983

“Noise Pollution” Shout – August 1987, Journal of the Registered Clubs Association of

“The Roles and Needs of Expert Witnesses”, Development, Local Government and
Environmental Seminar for Sly & Russell, Sydney, November, 1987

“Noise Limits for Helicopters”, “Helicopters Noise and the Community”, “Flight
Techniques to Reduce Noise”, Helicopter Noise Seminar – NSW Branch of the
Helicopter Association of Australia, April, 1988

“Intensity Measurements of the Ampico/Duo Arts Parts 1 & 2” The AMICA News
Bulletin (USA), Vol 25 No. 4, July, 1988

“Community Perceptions, Case Studies and Control of Noise” – Australian
Conservation Foundation – Sydney Branch, September, 1988

“Helicopter Noise Assessment”, Australian Acoustical Society Conference, Victor
Harbour, South Australia, November, 1988

“Noise Considerations for the Establishment of Helipads/Heliports”, Rotortech ‘89,
Sydney, October, 1989

“An Investigation of the Alternatives to Sabine’s Equation in the Determination
of Absorption Coefficients using the Room Method”, Master of Science Thesis,
University of Sydney, March, 1990

“Noise Control – Decibels per dollars. A Practical Approach”, The Stock Feed
Manufacturers’, Association of Australia Conference, Canberra, March, 1990

“Community Response to Aircraft & Helicopter Noise – Proposed PhD Research”,
Technical Meeting of the Australian Acoustical Society, NSW Division being a Review
of Acoustics Research at Sydney University, May, 1991

“A Practical Method for the Assessment of Noise Controls for Aircraft Noise Intrusion”,
Second Sydney Airport Coalition Public Meeting, Petersham Town Hall, Sydney,
September, 1991

“Are Regulatory Noise Limits in Australia Exterminating the Helicopter Industry?”,
Inter-Noise 91, Sydney, December, 1991

“Consideration of Alternative Acoustic Criteria for Assessment of Aircraft Noise in
Wilderness & National Park Areas”, Progress Report of Noise Criteria Working Group,
Blue Mountains Fly Neighbourly Advice, July, 1994

“Are Regulatory Noise Limits in Australia Exterminating the Helicopter Industry?”,
Second Pacific International Conference on Aerospace Science & Technology,
Melbourne, March, 1995

“Sound Proofing of a Forge”, Acoustics Australia, Vol 26 (1998), No 2

“AS2021 – What Does it Mean Now?”, Australian Mayoral Aviation Council
Conference 1998

“Upgraded Plants and Retrospective Application of Modified Noise Criteria – Case
Studies”, Australian Industry Group, January, 1999

“Revision of Australian Standard AS2021”, Airport Operators Conference, Melbourne,
May, 1999

“Living with Your Neighbour’s Noise”, Neighbourhood Disputes Seminar, LAAMS,
Sydney, May, 2000

“What Triggers the New EPA Noise Policies – Tips & Traps”, Australian Environment
Business Network Noise Pollution Seminar, June, 2001

“Practical Environment Management – Noise Issues”, Australian Environment
Business Network Environment Management Practitioners Workshop, August 2002,
November 2002, February 2003, May 2003, August 2003

“Environmental Issues Management – Noise”, Australian Industries Group Practical
Methods and Technologies Seminar, October, 2002

“The INM Program is a much better program than HNM for helicopter modelling, but
….”, SAE A-21 Helicopter Noise Working Group Meeting, Las Vegas, March, 2004

“Noise Certification, is the Helicopter Industry selling itself short?”, HeliExpo 2004, Las
Vegas, March, 2004

“Derivation & Use of NPD Curves for the INM”, Helicopter Noise Workshop, American
Helicopter Society Conference, June, 2005

“Problems with the INM: Part 1 – Lateral Attenuation”, Noise of Progress Acoustics
Conference 2006, New Zealand

“Problems with the INM: Part 2 – Atmospheric Attenuation”, Noise of Progress
Acoustics Conference 2006, New Zealand

“Problems with the INM: Part 3 – Derivation of NPD Curves”, Noise of Progress
Acoustics Conference 2006, New Zealand

“Problems with the INM: Part 4 – INM Inaccuracies”, Noise of Progress Acoustics
Conference, 2006, New Zealand

“Reviewing the Role of the Expert in Land & Environment Court Cases”, NEERG
Seminars, Sydney, August 2007

“JSF Aircraft Noise Issues for Australia”, F35 ESOH Working Group Meeting,
Washington, September 2007

“Acoustic Experts – Noise Under Pressure?” Getting it Together in the Land &
Environment Court: Compiling Joint Expert Reports, NEERG Seminars, Sydney,
October 2007

“What can go wrong acoustically”, NEERG Seminar Dealing with DAs in 2009,
Sydney, May 2009

“Community Response to Impulse Noise & Vibration”, Training Area Noise & Vibration
Workshop, Department of Defence, Canberra, June 2009

“Acoustics & Noise”. Regulations & Implementation of DAs & SEPP65, NEERG
Seminars, Sydney, March 2010

“INM Getting it to work Acoustically”, 20th International Congress on Acoustics,
Sydney, August 2010.

“Military Aircraft Noise in the Community”, 20th International Congress on Acoustics,
Sydney, August 2010.

“Sound Therapy Restores hearing – Fact or fiction? A personal experience of an
acoustician”, 20th International Congress on Acoustics, Sydney, August 2010.

“Alternative Aircraft Metrics – Useful or like moving the deck chairs on the Titanic”,
20th International Congress on Acoustics, Sydney, August 2010.

“Issues arising from Incorrect Acoustic Conditions”, Getting it Just Right, NEERG
Seminars, Sydney, September 2010

“Avoiding/repairing acoustic disasters in DAs”, Managing the DA Process from Go to
Whoa, NEERG Seminars, Sydney, March 2011

“Aircraft Noise Measurements can be fun”, Australian Acoustical Society NSW
Division, August 2011

“INM Problems, Military Operations and AS2021 and the JSF”, Australian Acoustical
Society Victorian Division, September 2011

“Wind Farm Noise – An ethical dilemma for the Australian Acoustical Society?”,
Acoustics Australia, Vol 40, No. 2, August 2012

“Are Wind Farms too Close to Communities?”, Australian Environment Foundation
2012 Annual Conference, October 2012

Radio interview with Alan Jones on 13th November 2013


Noise Radiation and Reduction on a Fibreglass Minesweeper – HMAS Rushcutter for
Carrington Slipways P/L, JMCA Report 16.1650.R1

Occupational Vibration Exposure Levels on Euclid Dump Trucks and Coal Haulers at
Utah Blackall Mine Queensland, JMCA Report 16.1648.R1-R3

Thermal Expansion and Misalignment on a Gas Turbine Alternator at Shell Clyde
Refinery, JMCA Report 17.1716.R1-R3

Acoustic Appraisal and Control – ABC Perth TV & Radio Studio Complex, JMCA
Report 17.1607.R3

Southern Arterial Route – Pyrmont to St. Peters for NSW Department of Main Roads,
JMCA Report 16.1647.R1

Building Structure Vibration Department of Social Security, East Point Centre
Computer Installation, JMCA Report 15.1542.R2

Blower House Acoustic Controls (Building and Silencer Designs) St. Marys, Quakers
Hill, Glenfield, Macquarie Fields and Hornsby Heights Pollution Control Plants, JMCA
Reports 10.1014 & 14.1416

The Application and Use of ANEF Contours for Aircraft Noise Control, SCA Report
25.3127.R3 for Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Aircraft Noise at KSA

An Acoustical & Vibration Investigation into Freight Rail Operations in the Hunter
Valley, SCA Report 26.3387.R1-R41

TRW No 2 Forge Noise Minimisation Study, SCA Reports 26.3314.R12-R19

Acoustical Assessment, Proposed Extension of Dock Hours, Westfield Shoppingtown,
Parramatta SCA Reports 28.3766.R8-R12

Noise Impact Assessment, Proposed Service Centre, Cnr Cowpasture Road & Hoxton
Park Road, Hoxton Park, SCA Report 30.3934.R1

Acoustical Assessment, Proposed Extension of Operating Hours, Westfield
Shoppingtown Hornsby, SCA Report 30.3928.R3

Acoustical Assessment Aircraft Operations, RAAF Williamtown and Salt Ash Weapons
Range, SCA Report 32.4190.R6

Acoustical Assessment Pollution Reduction Program No. 7, Shoalhaven Starches
Plant, Bombaderry, SCA Report 32.3849.R17

HMAS ALBATROSS 2013 ANEF, Derivation of NPD Curves, SCA Report

Acoustical Assessment, Proposed Residential Development, Glenning Valley, Wyong,
SCA Report 33.4303.R1

Acoustic Assessment, Proposed Groundwater Cleanup Project, Botany Industrial
Park, TAG Report 34.4372.R3

Acoustic Design Report, Stage 1 Development Application for Bathurst Hospital, TAG
Report 35.4477.R2

Acoustic Assessment, SCT Freight Complex – Stage 1, Brolgan Road, Parkes, TAG
Report 36.4523.R1

Noise Disturbance in Residential Apartments as a Result of Building Expansion/
Contraction, Bluewater Point Apartment Complex, Minyma, Queensland, TAG Report

Acoustic Design Report, Westfield Centrepoint Refurbishment, TAG Report

Construction Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment, Westfield Sydney City
Refurbishment, TAG Report 37.4472.R6

Proposed Shao Lin Temple Development Site Near HMAS Albatross: Noise
Assessment Report, TAG Report 37.4586.R1

TIGER ARH NPD Curves, TAG Report 37.4510.R15

Acoustical Assessment, Point Piper Marina, TAG Report 38.4705.R9

Rail Traffic Noise Impacts, Residential Sub-division, Isedale Road, Braemar, TAG
Report 40.4865.R1

Acoustic Compliance Testing, New Buildings, RMAF BASE Butterworth, TAG Report

Acoustic Compliance Assessment, RAAF Base Williamtown – Off Base NMT
Calibration, TAG Report 40.4421.R18

Acoustic Compliance Assessment, Royal Crown Hotel, Dudley, TAG Report

Occupational Noise Assessment, Qantas Freight Terminal, Sydney Airport, Mascot,
TAG Report 41.4934.R1

Southern Highlands Regional Shooting Complex, Wattle Ridge Road, Hill Top, TAG
Reports 40.4883.R1-8

Submission to the Senate Environment and Communications/Legislation Committee
in the matter of Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment (Excessive Noise from
Wind Farms) Bill 2012, 42.5006.R2

Supplementary Submission in the matter of Renewable Energy (Electricity)
Amendment (Excessive Noise from Wind Farms) Bill 2012, 42.5006.R4