Tuesday, 27 February 2018 12:02

Airport noise fund a good first step

Australian Government signage for Western Sydney Airport site at Badgerys Creek. Australian Government signage for Western Sydney Airport site at Badgerys Creek.

Media release, 27 February, 2018

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has welcomed the federal government’s $75 million commitment to noise abatement around Western Sydney Airport.

WSROC President, Cr Stephen Bali, said “This is a good first step towards acknowledging airport noise as an important issue, and ensuring Western Sydney residents are being protected.

“It is critical that Western Sydney receives the same types of protections as those living around Sydney Airport, particularly in the absence of a curfew.

“While this fund will provide some reassurance to many residents, there is still much more work to be done to minimise impacts including flight path design, airport operating protocols, and appropriate land use adjacent to the airport.

“Now the money has been budgeted, we expect the government will meet the conditions outlined in the Environmental Impact Statement including: engaging with residents regarding potential noise impacts, developing aircraft ground operating procedures, seeking alternative measures where physical noise mitigation is ineffective, and establishing thorough noise monitoring and reporting arrangements,” said Cr Bali.

“WSROC will also be keen to see the government’s proposed eligibility criteria for residents seeking physical noise mitigation measures in future.

“This announcement is a clear indication that airport noise is an important issue, and the federal government is reacting to the concerns of Western Sydney,” said Cr Bali.

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Media contact: Kelly-Anne Gee, 02 9671 4333 (ext. 118), 0425 871 868 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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