The Gold Coast Airport is proposing to create a new flight path over the coastal residential suburbs between Palm Beach and Surfers Paradise in connection with their request to the Federal Government for an Instrument Landing System (ILS). This can affect the flights landing at the airport when the weather conditions require an approach from the north. The decision to approve the installation of the ILS is the responsibility of the Federal Government.
The new flight path will mean residents in these suburbs may start to get flights coming in over their property if an ILS does get installed.
Division 13 residents are urged to take an interest in this issue because it has the potential to adversely affect up to 50,000 residents along the proposed flight path. You are encouraged to investigate exactly what is being put forward, and writing a submission if you are affected. Public consultation runs until 13 July 2015, so there are only weeks left to have your say.
Find information from the Airport at:
www.goldcoastairport.com.au or from Airservices Australia: www.airservicesaustralia.com/projects/gold-coast-ILS
There will be public information sessions (led by the Airport and Airservices) at the following locations and times:
- Tuesday 16 June, 3-6pm Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club
- Wednesday 17 June, 9 am-5pm Mermaid Beach Surf Life Saving Club
- Thursday 18 June, 3-6pm Burleigh Heads Fradgley Hall
- Tuesday 23 June, 3-6pm Miami Beach SLSC
- Wednesday 24 June, 9 am-5pm Burleigh Heads Fradgley Hall
- Friday 26 June, 3-6pm Mermaid Beach SLSC.
A community action group has formed to protest against the new flight path and they have put together information at their website www.flightpathgc.com
The Airport’s website has a facility to lodge a submission, but if you do not have access to a computer or would like more information please call Airservices Australia on: 1800 760 466
It is also advised to send a copy of your submission to Warren Truss MP, the federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development as he will make the final decision on the new flight path.
These changes could have a major impact on the Palm Beach area. Don’t let this opportunity go by without getting all the information about the new flight path.