Draft Noise Management Plan and Fly Neighbourly Advice

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Draft Noise Management Plan and FNA

Council has been undertaking a multistep project to review operations at the Kempsey Airport and develop a Noise Management Plan (NMP) and Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA).

The project has involved significant and ongoing community engagement, led by the appointment of community and Council representatives to the Kempsey Airport Reference Group (KARG) in August 2017.

Specialist consultants, The Airport Group (TAG) were engaged in July 2018 to conduct a noise study and use that data to prepare the draft documents.

After three months on public exhibition and more than 170 submissions the Kempsey Airport Noise Management Plan (NMP) was adopted in June 2019. While the Noise Management Plan is a complex technical document, the level of community feedback on noise, particularly that generated by circuit training, shaped the resolution of Council. In addition to the NMP document, Council resolved to put a range of mechanisms in place to manage the impact of future uses of the Kempsey Airport.

The final stage in the creation of this critical document suite is to develop and adopt a Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA).

The FNA is a voluntary code of practice established between the airport, aircraft operators and the community. The intention of the FNA is to assist with the minimisation of noise nuisance experienced by the Airport’s neighbours through observance of Fly Neighbourly Principles by both itinerant and visiting aircraft to Kempsey Airport.

The draft FNA is now on public exhibition for 28 days.

Submissions have been extended due to the fires and can be made through the online submissions form - now close at 5pm Friday 29 November, 2019.

Draft Noise Management Plan and FNA

Council has been undertaking a multistep project to review operations at the Kempsey Airport and develop a Noise Management Plan (NMP) and Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA).

The project has involved significant and ongoing community engagement, led by the appointment of community and Council representatives to the Kempsey Airport Reference Group (KARG) in August 2017.

Specialist consultants, The Airport Group (TAG) were engaged in July 2018 to conduct a noise study and use that data to prepare the draft documents.

After three months on public exhibition and more than 170 submissions the Kempsey Airport Noise Management Plan (NMP) was adopted in June 2019. While the Noise Management Plan is a complex technical document, the level of community feedback on noise, particularly that generated by circuit training, shaped the resolution of Council. In addition to the NMP document, Council resolved to put a range of mechanisms in place to manage the impact of future uses of the Kempsey Airport.

The final stage in the creation of this critical document suite is to develop and adopt a Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA).

The FNA is a voluntary code of practice established between the airport, aircraft operators and the community. The intention of the FNA is to assist with the minimisation of noise nuisance experienced by the Airport’s neighbours through observance of Fly Neighbourly Principles by both itinerant and visiting aircraft to Kempsey Airport.

The draft FNA is now on public exhibition for 28 days.

Submissions have been extended due to the fires and can be made through the online submissions form - now close at 5pm Friday 29 November, 2019.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Welcome and thank you for reading through the draft document and your interest in providing feedback. Your responses will inform the final Strategy that will go to the December Council meeting. 

    Due the fire situation submissions have been extended until 5.00pm 29 November 

    Please note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed you will need to request this in writing 

    Consultation has concluded
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