We are seeking assistance from the community to identify appropriate private properties that are within or close to five potential short-term noise monitor installation zones identified by Airservices through our Short-term noise monitor site feasibility assessment which can be accessed here.
These zones experience regular scheduled passenger aircraft operations, are fully or partly within our modelled N60 or N70 noise contours and are complaint with noise monitoring standards.
We have three noise monitors available to the PIR and are planning to have the short-term noise monitors installed in August for a period of three months. This is consistent with our PIR procedures and will be dependent on identification of appropriate sites and negotiation with property owners.
Recognising community feedback asking that we undertake noise monitoring in more than three locations, we may be able to extend the monitoring period to six months and move the monitor/s to new locations after three months of data capture at initial locations. However, this would extend the overall PIR timeframes by another three months as we are unable to complete our analysis of the noise monitoring data and review of EIA assumptions and findings until the noise monitoring is complete. To vote on this option take our quick poll on the right hand side of this project page.
Further information about short-term noise monitors and site suitability is provided in our fact sheet here.
You can submit your expression of interest for hosting a short-term noise monitor by completing our short survey here.
The survey asks for your address, specific site information and local information you believe may be relevant regarding site suitability.
Expressions of Interest close at 5pm (local time) Friday, 25 June 2021.
The review period for the draft Community Engagement Plan (CEP) v0.2 is now closed.
We thank everyone who participated by providing feedback on the draft CEP.
We will consider all community feedback and will provide an updated final version of the CEP on this project page.
Draft Community Engagement Plan
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft Community Engagement Plan (CEP).
An updated draft CEP is now available for review for three weeks, from Monday 29 March 2021 to Friday 30 April 2021 (midnight AEST). This review period excludes the two-week Easter holiday period.
Access the updated draft CEP here.
A summary of the feedback received and how we considered it is available here.
Short-Term Noise Monitoring Feasibility Study
We have commenced our site feasibility study to identify potential zones in which we may place noise monitors. Once we have completed the feasibility study, we will provide these zones and supporting information to the community and commence engagement on suitable monitoring locations.
We will release the final CEP and the Noise Monitoring Site Feasibility Study Report shortly after the current community review period closes, depending on volume of feedback. We will then commence engagement on suitable locations to site the noise monitors.
Information on timeframes for the community suggested alternative submission period has been included in the updated draft CEP.
Release of final Terms of Reference
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Update Draft Terms of Reference (ToR) v0.3. We have considered all feedback received in finalising the ToR.
You can view the Terms of Reference with final changes tracked here.
A summary of the feedback received and our response to it can be viewed here.
The ANO has been advised of completion of the ToR. Per their update posted on their website (click here) the ANO has advised the Airservices Australia Board that it will be neither agreeing nor disagreeing with Terms of Reference drafted by Airservices as doing so would be inconsistent with the ANO Charter as this would compromise the independence of the ANO.
Draft Community Engagement Plan
Feedback on the draft Community Engagement Plan (CEP) closed at midnight (AEST) Sunday 31 January 2020. We will review all submissions received and incorporate relevant feedback into an updated version which we will provide for a further public review period.
We recognise from feedback received that short-term noise monitoring and further engagement on the development of the CEP are of key interest to the community. For this reason, we will commence immediately on the short-term noise monitoring site feasibility study to enable engagement with the community on appropriate locations to occur in the near future, so that we can mobilise quickly when air traffic volumes return to representative levels. We will also focus in the short term on finalising the CEP with the community, after which we will call for community suggested alternative submissions to the flight paths. Further information on timeframes will be provided in the updated CEP when released for the second round of public comment.
Short-Term Noise Monitoring Site Feasibility Study
We will commence with the short-term noise monitoring site feasibility study. This will identify the “zones” in which we need to place short-term noise monitors. These zones need to be in positions in close proximity to the flightpaths we are reviewing, the locations used for modelled noise levels in the EIA, and areas with populations as well as structures which may accommodate a short-term noise monitor installation. Other factors, including proximity to other noise sources (highways etc) are also considered. Once completed, we will provide these zones and supporting information to the community and commence engagement on suitable monitoring locations.
The review period for the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) is now closed.
We thank everyone who participated by providing feedback on the draft ToR.
We will consider all community feedback and will provide an updated version of the ToR on this project page.
The updated draft Terms of Reference (ToR) is available for review until midnight (AEST) Sunday 17 January 2021.
The ToR has already been subject to detailed community review, as well as discussion through face-to-face and online community meetings. We will finalise the ToR by Sunday 31 January 2021 to enable the PIR to commence.
The draft Community Engagement Plan (CEP) is also now available for comment until midnight (AEST) Sunday 31 January 2021.
We have extended the closing date for the draft CEP, acknowledging this is the first opportunity the community has had to review this document.
Feedback can be provided by the following methods:
Please note our office is closed for the Christmas holiday period from 19 December 2020 to 5 January 2021 (inclusive). We will respond to comments and queries when we return.
Information about current operations for Sunshine Coast Airport can be accessed through the Airservices Aircraft in Your Neighbourhood portal.
The responses to the 150+ questions raised at the Community Webex Meeting on 8 December 2020 are available here.
The questions covered a range of topics including:
- The PIR process, including the Terms of Reference and the Community Engagement Plan
- Noise modelling, noise monitoring and environmental assessments
- Current operations
- SCAEP related matters including the EIS
- Other general queries.
Following our community Webex meeting on Tuesday 8 December 2020, we are providing the updated draft Terms of Reference (ToR) and the draft Community Engagement Plan (CEP) for the Post Implementation Review. Access these documents under Resources here.
These are available for public review from today until midnight (AEST) Sunday 17 January 2021.
During this time you can submit your feedback by:
We held a community Webex meeting on 8 December between 5.30-7.00pm to provide an update on the feedback we received on the draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Sunshine Coast Flight Path Changes Post Implementation Review (PIR), and our consideration of that feedback.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Webex, and all those who provided feedback.
A copy of the meeting presentation and recording of the Webex meeting are available to download on this project page.
During the meeting, there were over 150 questions and comments from participants. While we were able to answer some of these during the Q&A session we were not able to get to them all. We will provide a further update on the Q&A shortly.
On Friday 11 December we will provide the updated draft ToR and the draft Community Engagement Plan (CEP) for a public review period until 15 January 2021.
We are hosting a community Webex meeting to present the updated draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Sunshine Coast Flight Path Changes Post Implementation Review (PIR).
Please join us to learn more about the feedback we received on the draft ToR, and how we have considered and applied that feedback in the updated draft ToR, which will be provided for further community comment.
Community members with an interest in the PIR are welcome to participate. Details on how to join in are provided below.
Date – Tuesday 8 December 2020
Time – 5:30-7:00pm
Location – Webex Meeting
To book your place please click here and provide your name and email address by Friday 4 December 2020. You will receive the Webex details via email prior to the meeting.
During the meeting, you will be able to submit questions or comments via Webex chat.
Following the meeting, we will provide on Engage Airservices:
- responses to questions in the FAQ section
- a recording of the Webex Meeting
- the updated draft ToR and the draft Community Engagement Plan (CEP) for public comment.