The Canberra Times is reporting that somewhere out there an un-named part of government has released a discussion paper which is saying things Canberra Airport really likes in its ongoing battle against the planned sprawling Tralee development under their southern flight paths.
The discussion paper, which follows a green paper issued in December to shape a new national aviation policy, suggests avoiding residential and other noise sensitive developments in corridors under flight paths.
It raises a more conservative criteria for developments under flight paths, particularly in relation to development of greenfield sites or where other options are available. Canberra Airport managing director Stephen Byron said the Commonwealth was sick of residents moving to live under flight paths and complaining about the noise.
It’s good that Steve Byron can speak for the Commonwealth now.