media release

Ovingham Noise Reducing Barrier

If elected, a Marshall Liberal Government will install a noise reducing barrier wall at Park Terrace at Ovingham to combat the noise and pollution residents have endured since the ring road was expanded.

“Labor Govt has promised to address resident’s concerns with noise reducing treatments for nearly three years but has failed to deliver, so I am committed to delivering this noise barrier for the residents of Ovingham,” said Member for Adelaide Rachel Sanderson.

“I’ve been working on this and other issues on behalf of Ovingham residents since January 2015, as they’ve put up with lengthy roadworks on Park Terrace, including night works and the noise and dust that comes with that.

“They were also promised landscaping to act as a noise barrier after the completion of the Park Terrace works, but it just hasn’t happened.

“I have arranged on-site meetings, including a meeting in October last year with residents and departmental representatives from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

“DPTI assured residents in writing that action would be taken within 30 days, with final reports and supporting documents for the cost of a noise reducing barrier to follow soon after that, and yet still nothing concrete has been provided to these residents.

“The residents themselves have been proactive in obtaining their own quotes and engineering assessments to determine to the optimal wall height for noise attenuation.

“The reality is, only the Liberal Party is committed to delivering this project and I’m really pleased to make this commitment and make this project a reality for these long-suffering residents.”

Ovingham resident Simone O’Neill has welcomed the State Liberals’ commitment.

“This is a fantastic outcome to a very long, drawn-out saga,” said Ms O’Neill.

“Families in this area have been directly affected and their genuine concerns about noise impacts have not been addressed, with many giving up on any progress towards building a noise barrier.

“This is a tight-knit community and it’s been quite a distressing time, so this is great news that Rachel Sanderson is committed to delivering for the area.”