Vindication for Bernie Randall
The Jacobs report on peer reviewing NZTA’s noise mitigation on the Kapiti expressway has vindicated Paraparaumu/Raumati Community Board member Bernie Randall’s approach to the Human Rights Commission.
The report makes a number of important recommendations. “Six houses require mechanical ventilation to avoid opening their windows to loud expressway noise and this should be carried out without any delay owing to the hot summer,” said Mr Randall. (However people will have to pay for this ventilation!)
The report recommends, among other things, removing the rumble strips on the left hand edge lines along the urban part of the expressway and fixing approach surfaces to bridges to make them smoother.
Associate Minister urged to act on health grounds
Bernie’s calling on Julie Anne Genter the Associate Minister of Transport to urge NZTA to quickly implement the recommendations of the report.
The Minister should also urge Standards New Zealand (NZS) to immediate carry out a revision of NZS 6806 the road noise standard as the current standard does not appear to be fit for purpose.
The home is literally the centre of the primary health system.
When homeowners experience disturbed sleep this causes stress, reduced work efficiency and poor life quality, according to Mr Randall.