Member for Bowman, Henry Pike MP, has launched a community advocacy group to support his fight against the increasing problem of aircraft noise in the Redlands.
RADAR, or 'Redlanders Against Diversions and Amenity Reduction', will be a new community advocacy group taking a stand against additional aircraft noise across the Redlands as Airservices Australia begins a new round of consultation on future flightpaths.
Mr Pike has been leading community opposition to plans being considered by Airservices Australia to redirect more departure routes towards the Redlands and expand the number of flights over the bayside.
“RADAR will help the Redlands combat the highly organised Brisbane-based advocacy groups which have been so effective in trying to pressure Airservices to shift flight paths to our bayside community,” Mr Pike said.
This month it was revealed that in the last twelve month there was a 35% increase in the number of flights departing Brisbane Airport over the bayside.
“Shifting the problem of aircraft noise away from Brisbane and over the Redlands is not a fair or evidence-based solution,” Mr Pike said.
“My office has been inundated by complaints from locals who have noticed the distinct increase in flights that have occurred over Redland skies since the adoption of ‘SODPROP’ flight patterns last year.”
“What many do not realise is that this is just the start, with some more significant flight path changes that will adversely impact our community to be considered throughout 2023.”
Mr Pike said that it is only through ‘people power’ that the Redlands community can affect change.
“The purpose of the RADAR community advocacy group will be to provide regular updates on the opportunities to influence the upcoming consultations and to help raise awareness of the proposed changes within our community.”
“Together, we can make a difference and reclaim the peaceful, quiet skies that our bayside community deserves.”
Locals can sign up to RADAR at https://www.henrypike.com.au/radar