Post Implementation Review - Gold Coast Airport Instrument Landing System Environmental Assessment

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Airservices has commenced the Post Implementation Review of our environmental assessment and community engagement associated with the implementation of the Gold Coast Airport Instrument Landing System (ILS) arrival procedures, including Noise Abatement Procedures (NAPs).

To read about the ILS and the NAPs please refer to information in our Resources and FAQs.

What are we doing?

Airservices is conducting a Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the Gold Coast Airport Instrument Landing System (ILS) arrival procedures.

Why are we doing a PIR?

Airservices conducts Post Implementation Reviews into airspace changes to verify assumptions made about potential environmental and community impacts, and to assess the effectiveness of the change implementation. The outcomes inform future changes and improve the overall change management process.

As part of the conditions of approval for the Gold Coast ILS, Airservices must undertake a PIR of the Environmental Assessment.

What will the PIR include?

To ensure approval conditions are met, the PIR will include review of:

  • Airservices 2014 environmental assessment of the ILS flight path, including assumptions and forecast noise levels

In addition, Airservices will also review:

  • application of Noise Abatement Procedures (NAPs) for arrival procedures to the ILS
  • community engagement activities and information about forecast noise levels and NAPs.

When will the PIR happen?

To inform the PIR, we undertook short term noise monitoring between October 2019 and February 2020. To learn more click here.

We are also reviewing air traffic data to confirm when the ILS was used over this period and if the NAPs requirements were adhered to.

From 23 July to 20 August 2020, we are seeking community feedback on:

  • the effectiveness of our communication about NAPs to determine if we were clear about what they would do to reduce noise impacts for the community
  • if the community experience of the ILS usage and NAPs application has been consistent with what was communicated.

In late August a draft PIR report will be made available for a two week public review period. We will then release the final PIR report.

If you would like to be notified of the report's availability, please register with Engage Airservices here and subscribe to project updates by clicking the Stay Informed button on this page.


Airservices has commenced the Post Implementation Review of our environmental assessment and community engagement associated with the implementation of the Gold Coast Airport Instrument Landing System (ILS) arrival procedures, including Noise Abatement Procedures (NAPs).

To read about the ILS and the NAPs please refer to information in our Resources and FAQs.

What are we doing?

Airservices is conducting a Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the Gold Coast Airport Instrument Landing System (ILS) arrival procedures.

Why are we doing a PIR?

Airservices conducts Post Implementation Reviews into airspace changes to verify assumptions made about potential environmental and community impacts, and to assess the effectiveness of the change implementation. The outcomes inform future changes and improve the overall change management process.

As part of the conditions of approval for the Gold Coast ILS, Airservices must undertake a PIR of the Environmental Assessment.

What will the PIR include?

To ensure approval conditions are met, the PIR will include review of:

  • Airservices 2014 environmental assessment of the ILS flight path, including assumptions and forecast noise levels

In addition, Airservices will also review:

  • application of Noise Abatement Procedures (NAPs) for arrival procedures to the ILS
  • community engagement activities and information about forecast noise levels and NAPs.

When will the PIR happen?

To inform the PIR, we undertook short term noise monitoring between October 2019 and February 2020. To learn more click here.

We are also reviewing air traffic data to confirm when the ILS was used over this period and if the NAPs requirements were adhered to.

From 23 July to 20 August 2020, we are seeking community feedback on:

  • the effectiveness of our communication about NAPs to determine if we were clear about what they would do to reduce noise impacts for the community
  • if the community experience of the ILS usage and NAPs application has been consistent with what was communicated.

In late August a draft PIR report will be made available for a two week public review period. We will then release the final PIR report.

If you would like to be notified of the report's availability, please register with Engage Airservices here and subscribe to project updates by clicking the Stay Informed button on this page.


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you would like to make comment please submit it here. 

To assist us in responding, please include reference to the section or page number of the PIR report your comment is about.  

The draft review period will be open for two weeks, from Friday 4 September 2020 to Friday 18 September (midnight AEST).