As part of the Busselton-Margaret River Airport Development Project’s environmental approval process, a review of the Airport’s Noise Management Plan (NMP) 2015 has been undertaken.
The NMP is a document that outlines the way in which the City manages aircraft operations and the potential impacts on the community. Changes to the document have been proposed in order to offer the necessary flexibility to airlines wishing to operate larger aircraft during the night. Night time flights are an important step for airlines to test and develop the demand of routes from the Eastern Seaboard, and it is anticipated that airlines will wish to use aircraft that are sitting idle at that time on the Eastern Seaboard until the Busselton route demand has been proven.
Share your views
While the City of Busselton very much encourages submissions from the public, both positive and from those whom have concerns, MRBTA hopes to see its member businesses show support for the proposed changes.
In order to assist you in making a submission, we have created a template submission which you may download, print and sign then lodge by one of the following means before Sunday 19th March, 2017:
Lodge your submissions via:
- ‘Your Say’ on the City’s website (copy and paste the letter into this form)
- By email to: City@busselton.wa.gov.au
- By post to: Chief Executive Officer, City of Busselton, Locked Bag 1, Busselton WA 6280
Learn more – Information sessions
A series of information sessions to discuss the proposed changes and describe the potential impacts of proposed future operations are currently underway, with the following dates remaining:
|All Interested Residents||Thursday 9/3/17 at 6pm|
|Kalgup and Yoongarillup Residents||Monday 13/3/17 at 5.30pm|
These sessions are open to all, RSVP is appreciated. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 9781 1749.
Further information including a copy of the Draft NMP (2017) is available at www.yoursay.busselton.wa.gov.au with limited hard copies available to view at the Busselton Library.
Public comments to the proposed changes are invited until Sunday 19th March, 2017. Submissions received will be provided to the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority as part of the Public environmental referral process.