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Thursday, 8 February 2007
Page: 8


Mr Albanese asked the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, in writing, on 9 October 2006:

(1)   Can he explain the circumstances surrounding the breach of the Sydney Airport curfew by an aircraft at approximately 12:00 a.m. on 29 August 2006.

(2)   Was the aircraft referred to in Part (1) given a dispensation to breach the curfew; if so, (a) why and (b) what measures were implemented to minimise noise impacts upon Sydney residents.

(3)   Can he provide copies of the documents relating to the reporting of the curfew breach referred to in Part (1).

(4)   Will a fine be issued in relation to this curfew breach; if so, what sum.

(5)   Can he provide a record of any other flights that landed prior to 6 a.m. on 29 August 2006.


Mr Vaile (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   to (4) There was no breach of curfew.

(5)   Three approved aircraft movements occurred prior to 6am on 29 August 2006 - flights NJF, BAW15 and QFA6.