The Councillor’s Office passed this quote from Airservices Australia regarding the Caloundra Airport to BeCA. It seems the recent spike in noise complaints for Caloundra Airport has been noted in higher places.
“The Airservices (AsA) have a national data base of complaints for all airports available through a national toll free number. The data base is an information gathering tool only and used for statistical analysis. As far as I am aware AsA do not follow up on the complaints from Caloundra. We have arranged to receive copies of these (Caloundra and Sunshine Coast) complaints so we can add them to our own in house system and provide a comprehensive capture of all complaints no matter where they registered them.
Using this combined approach we can provide a comprehensive data base of complaints from which we can take a proactive stance in identifying and addressing emerging issues.
It is interesting to note that the spike in complaints in April and May coincided with significant media speculation and Council deliberation over the future of the aerodrome especially from Bellvista.
There has been no significant increase in airport activity over the April /May period that would account for the increase in complaints that can be established.”
Though there hasn’t been a downpour of rain, the worksite for the new Bellvista Shopping Village has become very muddy. The photo (right) shows the entry to the underground carpark in the distance.
The next edition of the Bellvista Connector is almost ready for printing and should be delivered to all Bellvista households in the next week or so. When completed there will be a copy available for download from HERE.