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Thursday, 15 October 1970


Mr Morrison asked the Minister representing the Minister for Air, upon notice: (!) Did recommendation No. 9 of the Interim Report from the House of Representatives Select Committee on Aircraft Noise presented in June 1970 recommend that the Department of Air and the Department of Civil Aviation introduce a standard method of recording complaint information as outlined in the text.

(2)   If so, what steps (a) have been taken and (b) are intended to be taken by the Department pf Air to implement this recommendation.


Mr Killen - The Minister for Air has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   Discussions have been held by officers of my Department with officers of the Department of Civil Aviation and a standard method of recording complaint information will be adopted.

Civil Aviation: Aircraft Noise (Question No. 1504)

Mr Morrisonto ask the Minister representing the Minister for Air, upon notice:

01)   Did recommendation No. 14 of the Interim Report from the House of Representatives Select Committee on Aircraft Noise presented in June 1970 recommend that the Air Co-ordinating Committee examine the feasibility of reallocating air space to facilitate the re-routing of flight paths to minimise noise over residential areas.

(2)   If so, what steps (a) have been taken and (b) are intended to be taken by the Department of Air to implement this recommendation.


Mr Killen - The Minister for Air has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   The allocation of the various terminal air spaces is constantly under review by the Air Co-ordinating Committee. This Committee and the Regional Air Co-ordinating Sub-Committees are aware of the need to reduce noise nuisance by aircraft and adjustment of flight paths in order to abate the effects of noise is carried out where possible.







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