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Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Page: 3408


Senator Siewert asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, upon notice, on 13 April 2010:

With reference to Jandakot Airport, Western Australia:

(1)   How will building the fourth runway impact on the residents of Cockburn, Melville and Canning.

(2) (a)   How will the noise amelioration and property resumption program, required as part of the proposed expansion, be funded; and (b) when will it be funded.

(3)   Who is responsible for: (a) noise amelioration in the affected areas; and (b) the action to be taken to address noise pollution in the vicinity.

(4)   By how much will further plans to increase the use of heavier aircraft in the area, compound the already existing noise pollution.

(5)   How will the future use of pure jet aircraft which is under consideration, impact on noise pollution to residents in Cockburn, Melville and Canning.


Senator Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   Any proposal for a new runway at Jandakot Airport will be subject to a Major Development Plan under the Airports Act 1996 including full public consultation. The potential siting of a fourth runway was in the 2005 and 2009 Master Plans.

(2)   Jandakot Airport’s noise management plans are detailed in the 2009 Master Plan and property resumption is not required for the development of the fourth runway.

(3)   Jandakot Airport’s noise management plans are detailed in the 2009 Master Plan.

(4)   The proposed fleet mix to 2029 and the 2029 Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) for Jandakot Airport are included in the 2009 Master Plan.

(5)   The proposed fleet mix to 2029 and potential impacts are considered in the 2009 Master Plan.