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RE: SUNSHINE COAST AIRPORT PROPOSED FLIGHT PATHS

Please attach enclose this ombudsman report into Hobart – CLICK LINK

The Noosa Shire and northern sections of Sunshine Coast Council are a true jewel in the crown of Australian Eco tourism and deserve to be protected.
Only RECENTLY has the community become aware of major airspace changes across a great deal of the Noosa Shire – made by the neighbouring shire, Sunshine Coast Council.
We respectfully request the following:
There was absolute  late or lack of notice to residents of community consultation sessions and the lack of preparedness of ASA in providing appropriate and clear information to residents.
2. Conduct a comprehensive independent assessment of the social, visual, environmental and economic impacts on all communities north of Mt Coolum who will be seriously and permanently affected by the proposed flight paths. This was not carried out in the 2014 EIS;
3. Conducting an independent study of baseline ambient noise levels and undertaking independent comprehensive air quality baseline measurements of areas beneath and in the environs of the proposed flight paths north of Mt Coolum. This was not carried out in the 2014 EIS;
4. Instruct Air Services Australia to make public their Targeted Environmental Assessment undertaken during proposed flight path development;
5. Instruct Air Services Australia to investigate new flight path options to the north west of the runway to minimise environmental and social impacts to communities to the north of the airport and avoid the Noosa region altogether;
I draw you attention to the scathing report of the Airport Noise Ombudsman in relation to proposed flight path changes for Hobart and contest that the findings of this report are directly applicable to the current situation we are facing and encourage you to read the report in full.
It is very clear that a similar report will be forthcoming in relation to the Sunshine Coast Airport and the Council as well as Air Services Australia will be found to be at fault on similar grounds.
I urge you to call this project in immediately for review.

 

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
cpdinfo@coordinatorgeneral.qld.gov.au               Queensland Coordinator-General
South East Queensland Coordinator-General Regional Office
ano@ano.gov.au .                                                         Australian Noise Aircraft Noise Ombudsman 

noosa@parliament.qld.gov.au                                   Sandy Bolton

broadwater@parliament.qld.gov.au                          David Crisafulli – Shadow MP Environment

algester@parliament.qld.gov.au                                Hon Leeanne Enoch – MP Environment

woodridge@parliament.qld.gov.au                            Hon Cameron Dick – MP State Development

mackay@parliament.qld.gov.au                                Julieanne Gilbert – Assistant MP State Development

ninderry@parliament.qld.gov.au                               Daniel Purdie – Member for Ninderry

ted.obrien.mp@aph.gov.au                                    Member for Fairfax

Llew.OBrien.MP@aph.gov.au                                     Member for Wide Bay

a.albanese.mp@aph.gov.au                                      Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

michael.mccormack.mp@aph.gov.au                        Michael McCormack, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

 

Sunshine Coast Council

mark.jamieson@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au                     Mayor

michael.whittaker@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au              Chief Executive Officer

mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au                                           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

 

Noosa Council

tony.wellington@noosa.qld.gov.au                            Mayor

mail@noosa.qld.gov.au                                              FAO Brett de Chastel – Chief Executive Officer

mail@noosa.qld.gov.au                                              FAO Kim Rawlings – Director Environment & Sustainable Development

Frank.wilkie@noosa.qld.gov.au                                  Deputy Mayor

jess.glasgow@noosa.qld.gov.au                                 Councillor

joe.jurisevic@noosa.qld.gov.au                                 Councillor

brian.stockwell@noosa.qld.gov.au                             Councillor

frank.pardon@noosa.qld.gov.au                                Councillor

ingrid.jackson@noosa.qld.gov.au                               Councillor

 

 

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

ABC RADIO INTERVIEW ON QUARRY DANGER

Here is the link to the ABC interview on the Quarry issue that SCC claimed in court was a hazard to passengers, but now, they don’t?????

Its right at the end of the show..you can scroll forward on the slider 🙂 It’s at 2.21 minutes and 25 seconds..

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/sunshine/programs/breakfast/breakfast/11556862?fbclid=IwAR3UV0vm–kWoGS4TXa5R6aWePkT2uy2UTlamqX5jOl2jH6-V69O2KTKNuk

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..