t's been a big week and we've been able to get some great media coverage for our fight. I know a few people have been thinking that the fight is all over now that CASA have designated the airspace, that's simply not the case! We have much more to fill you in on so...
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- Email some politicians ( info enclosed below )
Clearly state what your complaint or concern is about – use your own grievances but focus on the lack of feedback, clear information or consultation. SEE OUR Submissions and info
WHO TO CONTACT IN NEXT TAB – COPY PASTE SAMPLE EMAIL BELOW
RE: SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT PROPOSED FLIGHT PATHS
Please attach enclose this ombudsman report into Hobart – CLICK LINK
POLITICIAN EMAIL ADDRESSES ENCLOSED
External – you may need to send these individually and sorry in advance….
Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Member for
Sandgate, Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing, and
Minister for Multicultural Affairs
email@example.com Sandy Bolton
firstname.lastname@example.org David Crisafulli – Shadow MP Environment
email@example.com Hon Leeanne Enoch – MP Environment
firstname.lastname@example.org Hon Cameron Dick – MP State Development
email@example.com Julieanne Gilbert – Assistant MP State Development
firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel Purdie – Member for Ninderry
Llew.OBrien.MP@aph.gov.au Member for Wide Bay
email@example.com Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
firstname.lastname@example.org Michael McCormack, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Sunshine Coast Council
email@example.com Chief Executive Officer
firstname.lastname@example.org James Ruprai – Customer Engagement & Planning
Greg.Rogerson@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au Division 10 -Yandina, Ninderry
Stephen.Robinson@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au Division 9 – Verrierdale, Peregian, Weyba Yandina Creek
Jason.Opray@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au Division 8 – Coolum, Marcoola, Mudjimba
Ted.Hungerford@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au Division 7 – Buderim
Christian.Dickson@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au Division 6 – Mountain Creek, Sippy Downs
Peter.Cox@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au Division 3 – Currimundi, Little Mountain
email@example.com FAO Brett de Chastel – Chief Executive Officer
firstname.lastname@example.org FAO Kim Rawlings – Director Environment & Sustainable Development
Frank.email@example.com Deputy Mayor
Please keep a copy of any correspondence you send to ASA, SCC, NSC MP’s or other representatives – it will be useful in the future if we are able to access a wealth of communications to support further action.
LACK OF COMMUNITY INFORMATION OR CONSULTATION
Please follow the link for our 30 second survey on community consultation. The Sunshine Coast Regional Council claims it conducted comprehensive community engagement and information sessions on it’s airport expansion and new flight paths. We are not opposed to the runway but we are opposed to the flightpaths currently proposed. Our community feedback indicates…
Community Consultation is statutory responsibility of Local Government- the majority of affected residents do not agree that due process in extensive consultation was followed.
- Lack of community information in 2014 as no stands in proximity to suburbs primarily affected by new flight path – info sessions at Peregian Springs, Noosaville, Tewantin – geographically away
- Majority of residents never received a mailout….
- no doorknocking conducted in areas of new flyovers
- Only a handful of residents received a mailout on the recent ASA info sessions – most were received after the date of the info session so residents couldn’t attend – this includes reports from Mudjimba residents and other suburbs
- A huge thankyou to the community members who personally let people know
- There is a huge proportion of people still completely unaware or confused by how they’ll be affected
NO NOISE STUDY OR SOCIAL IMPACT STUDY
No comprehensive noise study was done for the EIS North of Coolum .
We would also like the census data that was used on ALL NOOSA populations affected to be reviewed – with emphasis on residents newly affected by the flight paths. This should include new housing developments under all proposed flight paths where aircraft movements under 5000 feet are projected.
The noise corridoor focus of impacts and research should be widened to 6km, from 1.5 – 3km as the narrow corridoor is for arrivals only – departures are much louder.
A new proposed flight path and newly affected people UNDER ALL ROUTES deserve a comprehensive noise study.
Equally aircraft noise can have a huge social impact on a community – including community disintegration, stress, and financial hardship. But no social impact study has been done North of Coolum. The existing EIS references the social impact as being positive in the South Coolum area as the noise impact has been reduced – it does not mention that noise has been shifted to the residents of Noosa who weren’t asked, told, or mentioned in the EIS.
The ASA own guidelines clearly state flightpaths should not be over residential areas under 5000 feet – these flight paths are at 3000 feet or less when you consider areas above sea level.
LACK OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY NORTH OF COOLUM
There is no Environmental Impact Study NORTH OF COOLUM. The SCRC has claimed a study was done but as of yet we have been unable to locate any reference to any “stakeholders” North of Coolum. We are requesting an updated EIS to include the regions affected by the new flight path changes.
We request the population data the flight paths are based on be reviewed. We request that the wetlands and drinking water supplies under flight paths be considered and avoided..
The census data should include population increase and the number of potentially affected newly affected residents
The census data should include new housing developments not considered located under the flight paths under 5000 feet.
No EIS into how 33 + commercial jets descending and ascending will impact up to 35 species of migratory bird, species of endangered grey faced flying foxes, the Flora, the Fauna – the internationally recognised UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE covers multiple protected wetland areas. The EIS needs an urgent review to protect the wetlands which are nationally listed by the State and Federal Governments as being endangered.
Migratory birds are protected under multiple international treaties JAMBA, CAMBA, ROKAMBA, BONN CONVENTION, and as such any action impacting those areas needs federal approval. Lake Weyba and the Wetlands further to the North are DIWA and RAMSAR listed – protected at a state and federal level.
REQUEST A CURFEW
The residents of the Noosa Shire petitioned the Council to request SCRC to implement a curfew – a curfew nonetheless does not place restrictions on all flights and the current flight estimates are not inclusive of freight planes.
We are asking for a legally enforceable curfew as a better option to the current “Fly neighbourly” policy.
PROPOSED CHANGES TO AIRSPACE OVER NOOSA BIOSPHERE RESERVE
COME TO THE MEETING AT COOLUM PLEASE - INFO, UPDATES COOLUM CIVIC CENTRE 10 - 12PM THIS SUNDAY Just because CASA have approved the airspace does not mean the deal is done. We can and are continuing to fight for a better result... COME TO THE MEETING AT COOLUM PLEASE -...read more
IT'S NOT TOO LATE - NOOSA AND SUNSHINE COAST SHIRES COMMUNITY UNITES
The Sunshine Coast Council have planned a runway expansion with majority of air traffic arriving and departing over the beautiful Noosa Shire AND the stunning Northern Tip of the Sunshine Coast Shire – creating a CRISS CROSS of NOISE POLLUTION, AIR POLLUTION, THREATENING WILDLIFE, THREATENING THE VERY ECOTOURISM that sustains the entire region.
Concerned residents NOOSA SHIRE WIDE from the HINTERLAND to the COAST are calling on the Sunshine Coast Council to implement a curfew, to review the inadequate EIS, and for the ASA to reconsider it’s FLIGHT PATHS.
Noosa Shire, Sunshine Coast Shire and the Biosphere Reserve with wetlands, beaches, countryside, water supply, national park and multiple endangered species of flora and fauna deserve our protection and action.
1. THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMUNITY DIDN’T KNOW
2. THE COMMUNITY CONSULTATION PROCESS WAS INADEQUATE
3. THERE ARE NO CURFEWS IN PLACE
4. THE PROPOSED COMMERCIAL FLIGHT PATHS ARE OVER SEVERAL PRISTINE FEDERALLY RECOGNISED WETLAND AREAS HOME TO MULTIPLE SPECIES OF ENDANGERED FEDERALLY PROTECTED WILDLIFE AND MIGRATORY BIRDS AND WATER SUPPLY TO NOOSA RIVER
5. THERE HAS BEEN NO COMPREHENSIVE NOISE OR SOCIAL STUDY FOR THOUSANDS OF NEWLY AFFECTED RESIDENTS UNDER NEW FLIGHTPATHS – THE NUMBER OF AFFECTED RESIDENTS INCLUDING NEW DEVELOPMENTS HAS NOT BEEN CONSIDERED
5. THERE NEEDS TO BE AN UPDATED EIS FOR THE ENTIRE REGION AFFECTED UNDER BOTH PROPOSED FLIGHTPATHS AS THE CURRENT EIS REFERS TO THE PROJECT VICINITY ONLY
The current proposals have flights passing frequently over Lake Weyba and Lake Cooroibah. Both of these waterways feed into the Noosa River. A huge swathe of Noosa’s economy is based on the quality of that waterway – from kayak tours to cafe’s, waterfront holiday properties, boating and more..