Pike calls for Redlands consultation on flight changes

Pike calls for Redlands consultation on flight changes

Member for Bowman, Henry Pike, has called for more consultation with the Redlands community following Airservices Australia’s release of its response to the Brisbane New Parallel Runway Flight Paths Post Implementation Review (PIR) Final Report.

The Trax review of Brisbane Airport flight paths commissioned by Airservices Australia and released in mid-August, recommended further options be considered including redirecting existing departure routes towards the Redlands.

Airservices Australia have now formal accepted these recommendations and are conducting a series of community workshops in September to discuss the Trax Report. Currently none of these workshops are scheduled to be in the Redlands.

Mr Pike has written to Airservices Australia Chief Executive Officer, Jason Harfield, seeking Redlands workshops be added to the consultation program.

“Shifting the problem of aircraft noise onto our bayside community is totally unacceptable to me and to the residents of the Redlands, particularly where there has been zero consultation to date,” Mr Pike said.

“Redland residents chose to live here for a quieter lifestyle, while inner-city residents chose to live where they live for more convenience and the hustle-and-bustle.”

“The final report calls for consideration of more flights over the bay where possible, but the underlying assumption seems to be that nobody lives beyond the Brisbane City Council borders,”

“The review process will be ongoing, and there will be an array of community consultation which will now run for the rest of the year, but I’m not going to let Redlands be left out of the loop.”

“My message will be clear – I will not accept any erosion in the amenity of the Redlands.”

“I will be keeping an extremely close eye on this situation on behalf of my community and will push-back strongly on any proposal that is not in the best interests of the Redlands.”

The final Airservices Australia PIR recommendations are planned to be released later in the year.