Letter to the Gold Coast Bulletin - community engagement03-11-2011 -
Gold Coast Bulletin
PO Box 1
SOUTHPORT QLD 4215
The article in yesterday’s Gold Coast Bulletin (‘No show raises aircraft noise ire’) paints an inaccurate picture of Airservices engagement with the community.
Under the framework outlined in the Aviation White Paper Airservices works closely with all communities around the airport through the Gold Coast Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG) and the Airport Noise Abatement Consultative Committee (ANACC), giving all local residents a say in airport planning and operations.
The consultation groups were established by the Federal Government as a key method of enhancing community consultation around major airports. We attend all meetings to provide information and regular updates to the community.
While we regularly receive invitations to attend additional community forums, the Gold Coast CACG is the best forum for residents to provide feedback and ask questions of Airservices because up to 10 different community groups or areas are represented on the Gold Coast CACG. The independently-chaired forums of the CACG and ANACC ensure all community representatives and groups receive the same information at the same time, and that all residents’ views are heard equally. This ensures that our communication with the community is open and fully transparent.
Airservices has attended CACG and ANACC community meetings 6 times this year and we are scheduled to attend another in December.
We have invited the ‘Fair Go Alliance’ to bring their concerns to these meetings, or to write to us directly to express any concerns they may have.
Airservices is committed to working with the community, Gold Coast Airport and the aviation industry to reduce the impact of aircraft noise wherever possible.
Acting General Manager
Corporate and International Affairs
3 November 2011Back to Top