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Tuesday, 19 August 1980
Page: 436

Mr Humphreys asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 29 April 1980:

(1)   Has his Department received correspondence from Brisbane residents concerning noise from aircraft over the Brisbane area; if so, (a) how much correspondence was received, (b) what was its nature and (c) in which suburbs do the correspondents live.

(2)   Has his Department, in answering correspondence on the matter of aircraft noise in the Brisbane area, sent out a recording explaining the reasons for aircraft noise, if so, of what practical value is a recording of this nature to people complaining of excessive aircraft noise.

(3)   Will the (a) advent of the new airport development plan and (b) lifting of the curfew at the Brisbane Airport compound the noise problem for those living in the flight path of aircraft taking off or landing at the Airport, particularly for those in the Morningside, Cannon Hill and Hamilton areas.

Mr Hunt - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes

(a)   My Department and I have received a total of eleven letters from ten correspondents sine 1 May 1 979

(b)   The letters concerned aircraft noise, flight paths, the curfew and a query about land resumption

(c)   Three from Morningside, two each from Ascot and

Hamilton, one each from Hawthorne, Manly, Shorncliffe and Wavell Heights.

(2)   Yes - the recording is an integral part of a booklet titled "Aircraft Noise". The booklet is aimed at informing its readers on the causes of aircraft noise and the advances in aircraft noise suppression. The record contains information about the nature of sound and is a valuable adjunct to the booklet.

(3)   No.

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