protecting our amenity extends beyond enforcing responsible use of the flight path
The ILS became operational in February 2019, and Stop Flight Path Impacts and its supporters have an essential role in ongoing monitoring of its use and impacts. Learn more about how you can help.
As involved community members and now represented on the Gold Coast Airport’s two community consultative committees – the Airport Noise Abatement Consultative Committee [ANACC] and Community Aviation Consultative Group [CACG] - we are about protecting some of the key amenity values that underpin our great Gold Coast lifestyle.
In particular we are working hard to Stop Flight Path Impacts from Gold Coast Airport.
Keeping arriving and departing aircraft over the ocean as much as possible
Promoting the rapid adoption of new air navigation technology to support the above
Upholding the binding conditions in place to minimise use of the new ILS flight path over Gold Coast city. This includes minimising the use of the ILS flight path for training purposes.
Upholding the airport curfew (11.00pm to 6.00am QLD time)
Having transparent, robust monitoring and public reporting regimes in place for aircraft noise and emissions, with the aim of reducing these impacts as much as possible
Advocating sustainable solutions for our issues to the Airport, its regulator (Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities - DIRDC), Airservices Australia, elected representatives and the wider community.
Other issues we champion
As committee members of Gold Coast Airport’s community consultative committees, we are focussed on getting strategic outcomes.
Both the Gold Coast Airport Noise Abatement Consultative Committee (ANACC) and Community Aviation Consultative Group CACG in late 2017 agreed to adopt our suggested strategic approach to their workings.
Other current key issues
Airport Noise Abatement Consultative Committee
Our representative, together with other community representatives, are pursuing the following key issues with the Gold Coast Airport Noise Abatement Consultative Committee (ANACC):
Adherence to designated flight paths
Adherence to noise abatement procedures
Adherence to curfews
New air navigation technology
Community Aviation Consultative Group
Our representative’s latest issues being pursued at the Community Aviation Consultative Group [CACG] include:
Current status and future directions for the Airport’s environmental monitoring program, particularly in relation to aircraft noise and air pollution from aircraft engine emissions
Current status and future directions for the Airport’s and Airservices management of PFAS contamination
Key matters for the next Master Plan, including the impacts from projected increases in aircraft movements and whether they are sustainable (from a triple bottom-line perspective).
Gold Coast Airport also produces its own notes for the community. However there can be delays in their online access, and full CACG minutes are not provided. The Airport’s notes for each of the committees can be found in the following links: