Noise Action Plan for Brisbane

The Noise Action Plan for Brisbane is Airservices Australia’s plan to reduce the impact of aircraft noise on the communities of the wider Brisbane area. The plan was developed to address impacts resulting from changes to Brisbane’s airspace, following the introduction of Brisbane Airport's new parallel runway in July 2020.

The Noise Action Plan for Brisbane comprises four packages of work detailing 11 recommendations and 82 individual actions.

Airservices is actively engaging with industry stakeholders and the wider Brisbane community on aircraft noise, discussing potential flight path options and outlining key delivery milestones over three years (2023-2025).

Engage Airservices

You don’t need to register to just review our flight path materials. However, you do need to register to provide us with your feedback. To register, click on the Register button on the top right-hand side of the website. Learn more about registering here.

To receive Noise Action Plan for Brisbane updates, please enter your email address in the Stay Informed tool on the right-hand side of the project page and click Subscribe (if you're accessing this page on a mobile device, you may need to scroll down to find this tool). We provide alerts of program updates and engagement opportunities via email to subscribers and registered users.

Brisbane flight paths baseline model

Airservices has released an online interactive baseline model. This is a web-based tool that you can use to gain insights into the flight paths and air traffic patterns that may operate over your address. You can access operational information from 2019 (before the new runway) and 2022 (our most recent full year of data). Information is presented visually and numerically based on the time of day and prevailing wind direction. Modelled noise contours are also provided. We welcome feedback suggesting improvements. This tool will be used in 2024 to compare the options or preferred designs developed against current and pre-new runway operations. The tool will be updated in early 2024 with 2023 operations data.

You can access the baseline model here; and provide feedback on it here.

Community wellbeing support

As part of the Noise Action Plan for Brisbane, to support community wellbeing, Airservices Australia has extended our Employee Assistance Program to any community member who is feeling negatively affected by aircraft operations. This is a confidential service, free of charge to community members. More information on support available here.

The Noise Action Plan for Brisbane is Airservices Australia’s plan to reduce the impact of aircraft noise on the communities of the wider Brisbane area. The plan was developed to address impacts resulting from changes to Brisbane’s airspace, following the introduction of Brisbane Airport's new parallel runway in July 2020.

The Noise Action Plan for Brisbane comprises four packages of work detailing 11 recommendations and 82 individual actions.

Airservices is actively engaging with industry stakeholders and the wider Brisbane community on aircraft noise, discussing potential flight path options and outlining key delivery milestones over three years (2023-2025).

Engage Airservices

You don’t need to register to just review our flight path materials. However, you do need to register to provide us with your feedback. To register, click on the Register button on the top right-hand side of the website. Learn more about registering here.

To receive Noise Action Plan for Brisbane updates, please enter your email address in the Stay Informed tool on the right-hand side of the project page and click Subscribe (if you're accessing this page on a mobile device, you may need to scroll down to find this tool). We provide alerts of program updates and engagement opportunities via email to subscribers and registered users.

Brisbane flight paths baseline model

Airservices has released an online interactive baseline model. This is a web-based tool that you can use to gain insights into the flight paths and air traffic patterns that may operate over your address. You can access operational information from 2019 (before the new runway) and 2022 (our most recent full year of data). Information is presented visually and numerically based on the time of day and prevailing wind direction. Modelled noise contours are also provided. We welcome feedback suggesting improvements. This tool will be used in 2024 to compare the options or preferred designs developed against current and pre-new runway operations. The tool will be updated in early 2024 with 2023 operations data.

You can access the baseline model here; and provide feedback on it here.

Community wellbeing support

As part of the Noise Action Plan for Brisbane, to support community wellbeing, Airservices Australia has extended our Employee Assistance Program to any community member who is feeling negatively affected by aircraft operations. This is a confidential service, free of charge to community members. More information on support available here.

Phase 3 - Night-time arrivals (Northerly winds)

4 months

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Red = Current 

Green = Proposed 

Pink = Waypoints (click to see names)

Phase 3 - Night-time arrivals (Southerly winds)

4 months

Use the search tool on the top right of the map to search for your address.  

Red = Current 

Green = Proposed 

Pink = Waypoints (click to see names)

Phase 3 - Reduced concentration of daytime flight paths to the north-west

4 months

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Red = Current 

Green = Proposed 

Pink = Waypoints (click to see names)

Phase 2 - Northbound overland departures at night

7 months

(NOW CLOSED)

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Blue = Option 1.1

Purple = Option 1.2

Yellow = Option 1.3

Orange = Option 2 

Green = Option 3

Phase 2 - Expanded use of SODPROPS

7 months

(NOW CLOSED)

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Current departures = pink

Current arrivals = orange 

Current high altitude routes = red

Proposed high altitude routes  = green

Phase 2 - Alternative segregated modes (6c)

7 months

(NOW CLOSED)

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Arrival flight paths = orange 

Departure flight paths = pink 

Area of change = green

Phase 2 - Alternative segregated modes (6d)

7 months

(NOW CLOSED)

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Arrival flight paths = orange 

Departure flight paths = pink 

Area of change = green

Phase 1 - Alternative daytime over water departure path - south

11 months

(NOW CLOSED)

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Red = current 

Blue = current 

Green = option 1 

Phase 1 - Alternative night-time over water departure paths - south and west

11 months

(NOW CLOSED)

Use the search tool on the top right of the map to search for your address. 

Red = current 

Green = option 1 

Orange = option 2 

Yellow = option 3 

Blue = option 4 

Purple = option 5 

Phase 1 - Jet aircraft early turn departures (legacy runway 19L) north-east

11 months

(NOW CLOSED)

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Red = current 

Green = option 1 

Purple = conflicting arrivals 

Phase 1 - Replace new runway departure to the west with pre-existing legacy runway departure

11 months

(NOW CLOSED)

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Red = current 

Yellow = current aircraft tracking

Green = Alternative 

Phase 1 - Alternative over land turboprop departure operations 5am to 6am - North

11 months

(NOW CLOSED)

Use the search tool on the top right of the map to search for your address. 

Pink = 19L (legacy) turboprop departures 

Green = 19R (NPR) turboprop departures

Blue = proposed area of operation

Phase 1 - Night-time over land departure opportunities - North

11 months

(NOW CLOSED)

Use the search tool on the top right of the map to search for your address. 

Red = current 


Page last updated: 23 Feb 2024, 02:49 PM