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Monday, 24 May 1999
Page: 5242


Senator O'Brien asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Re gional Services, upon notice, on 13 April 1999:

(1) What role did the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) play in the development and implementation of the Long Term Operating Plan for Sydney Airport.

(2) What role did the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (BASI) play in the development and implementation of the plan.

(3) On how many occasions did Airservices Australia meet with BASI and CASA as part of the development and implementation of the plan.


Senator Ian Macdonald (Regional Services, Territories and Local Government) —The Minister for Transport and Regional Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) I am advised that CASA was a member of the Senior Policy Group and the Task Force established by Airservices Australia to assess the development of the Long Term Operating Plan for Sydney Airport (LTOP). Details of meetings of the Policy Group and Task Force are contained in the Airservices Australia Long Term Operating Plan Report forwarded to the then Minister for Transport and Regional Development in December 1996. Also, CASA is a member of the LTOP Implementation and Monitoring Committee which has met on a regular basis since commencement of LTOP.

(2) I am advised that the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (BASI) was not formally involved in the development and implementation of LTOP. However, BASI was involved in the investigation of some aspects of LTOP during its implementation.

(3) I am advised Airservices Australia met with CASA formally (See (1) above) and informally on a large number of occasions during the development and implementation of the LTOP. There were several meetings between Airservices Australia and BASI in the context of the investigations referred to in (2) above.