Communities in Melbourne and Sydney will be able to trial cutting-edge technology to determine whether unique research experiments can create meaningful impacts for those who live close to sound walls.

Transurban has awarded RMIT an Innovation Grant to investigate the management of motorway noise through acoustic treatment using noise cancellation and transformation technologies. The project will bring together world-leading experts to conduct unique experiments into the potential shaping of noise to create new and different listening environments.

RMIT, in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney, will conduct the research at two sites and gather community feedback to consider if the technology generates any meaningful impacts.

Two trial sites will be established along Transurban's assets - the M2 in New South Wales and CityLink in Victoria - with nearby residents invited to participate in the trials.

Noise management along motorways is a global issue, particularly in densely populated urban areas. This research seeks to address this issue by testing this unique technology.

Our Innovation Grants program is one of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and is aligned to our 'Think Long Term' pillar.  The program enables us to engage with world-class researchers and organisations to develop ideas that lead to advancements in our industry and improve the health and safety of our customers.

Read more about the project and download the research report.


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