Based on State Forest figures, during the day it is estimated that there will be one truck entering or leaving the plant EVERY 6 MINUTES!
Sawmill sounds will be emitted from the plant all day long (the saw will be enclosed in a building) – logs arriving at the plant are cut into plate sized rounds about 100mm thick by a sawmill on the site.
Conveyer belts will be another source of noise pollution.
Trucks carrying charcoal will operate at night.
The people who live within 100s of metres of this plant would like to continue to enjoy the peace and tranquility of their homes.
The company will incorporate “up-to-date noise attenuation (reduction) practices” in the plant, and noise levels will “comply with the levels nominated by the Environmental Protection Authority”. But they do not say that there will be no noise