Chief Minister Stanhope has made the unusual announcement that we’re paying for an outside expert to double check Airservices Australia’s noise monitoring over Hackett.
“Some residents are concerned that aircraft noise is exceeding agreed standards,” Mr Stanhope said. “While I understand these claims have been rejected by the Canberra International Airport and Airservices Australia, it’s an area that I believe warrants further investigation and verification.
“Airservices Australia has advised that it will shortly undertake an aircraft noise study in Hackett and has agreed to make their results available for independent analysis.
“The study will run for a minimum of six months and I expect a report from the expert within about a month of the final data being made available by Airservices.”