Busselton-Margaret River Region Airport Noise Management Plan: Show your support

By March 9, 2017 December 4th, 2017 Airport, Industry News & Updates

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.

The key changes include:
• Standard hours of operation – to enable larger aircraft, such as A320/B737, to operate during the night (11pm – 6am)
• Noise reduction criteria for residential properties (i.e. the number of times noise measurements are exceeded that may result in treatment to properties to reduce indoor aircraft noise levels)
Read more: PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE NOISE MANAGEMENT PLAN

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:

Download the submission template

 

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 julie.rawlings@busselton.wa.gov.au 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.