List of Recommendations
6.12 The committee recommends that Airservices Australia
should be a permanent member of all federal airport Community Aviation
6.14 The committee recommends that a Community Aviation
Advocate position should be funded and established where significant or
extensive changes to the management of aircraft noise or airspace are proposed
to assist and represent local communities.
6.19 The committee recommends that the Aircraft Noise
Ombudsman undertakes a review of the Airservices Australia's Communication and
Consultation Protocol to determine the extent to which the protocol:
- was developed in consultation with Australian communities and
will be subject to regular ongoing review;
- clearly articulates the roles and responsibilities of all
stakeholders and the minimum standards of consultation which communities can
- commits Airservices Australia to providing readily available,
easily understood and pertinent information (such as environmental noise
assessments) to community consultation forums.
6.20 The committee recommends that the Aircraft Noise
Ombudsman report the findings of this review, together with appropriate
recommendations, to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional
Development and Local Government and to the Australian Parliament and this
6.24 The committee recommends that an independent review
be undertaken of Airservices Australia's procedures for the lodgement of
complaints about aircraft noise and the extent to which complaints data is
analysed and disseminated to relevant stakeholders with a view to more
effectively managing aircraft noise issues.
6.28 The committee recommends that the Aircraft Noise
Ombudsman must be established independently of Airservices Australia and
report publicly and directly to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,
Regional Development and Local Government and to the Australian Parliament.
6.29 The committee recommends that the Aircraft Noise
Ombudsman should provide an annual report of its operations and this should
include a description of the actions Airservices Australia has undertaken to
implement recommendations and, where appropriate, a description of those
instances where appropriate action has not been taken.
6.34 The committee recommends that the government revise
the current process through which ANEFs are developed to establish an
independent body charged with the coordination of the process and the review of
the accuracy and reasonableness of the data upon which the forecasts are made.
6.35 The committee recommends Airservices Australia
review noise levels over affected areas with a view to offering a noise
amelioration scheme compensating residents affected by aircraft noise
consistent with that of other Australian capital city airports.
6.38 The committee recommends that despite the completion
of the Western Australian Route Review Project, sufficient grounds exist for
the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts to review the
changes to flight paths under paragraph 160(2)(b) of the EPBC Act 1999 in
response to stakeholder concerns.
6.39 The committee recommends that Airservices Australia
be required to have regard to paragraph 160(2)(b) of the EPBC Act 1999 and seek
advice from the Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts in
advance of major changes to air routes around airports under its jurisdiction.
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