The effectiveness of Airservices Australia’s management of aircraft noise

The effectiveness of Airservices Australia’s management of aircraft noise

2 July 2010

© Commonwealth of Australia 2010
ISBN 978-1-74229-328-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 417KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of Committee (PDF 25KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 9KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and conduct of the inquiry (PDF 13KB)

The inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
The report

Chapter 2 - Management of aircraft noise (PDF 46KB)

Airservices Australia
Regulatory framework
Aircraft Noise Management
A National Aviation Policy Statement – 2009 Aviation White Paper
Partnership approach to the management of aircraft noise

Chapter 3 - Airservices Australia's engagement with communities (PDF 102KB)

Overview of the Western Australian Route Review Project
Summary of specific concerns raised regarding community engagement
Airservices Australia's Communication and Consultation Protocol

Chapter 4 - Effectiveness of Aircraft Noise Management (PDF 110KB)

Aircraft noise management at General Aviation Aerodrome Procedure (GAAP) airports
Aircraft noise management at small, privately owned, unlicensed airports
Australian Noise Exposure Forecasts

Chapter 5 - Independence, governance and accountability (PDF 45KB)

Airservices Australia's relationship with the aviation industry
Governance and Accountability

Chapter 6 - Discussion and Recommendations (PDF 33KB)

Improving community consultation
An effective complaints mechanism
Strengthening oversight and governance arrangements
A more robust process for forecasting noise exposure
Effectively assessing the impact of aircraft noise
More effective management of aircraft noise at General Aviation Airports Procedure (GAAP) airports
Small, privately owned airports

Additional Comments by Government Senators (PDF 10KB)

Submissions Received
Additional Information Received

APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 16KB)

Wednesday, 28 April 2010, Perth WA
Friday, 21 May 2010, Melbourne VIC
Friday, 28 May 2010, Sydney NSW
Thursday, 10 June 2010, Canberra ACT

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811