Community representatives appointed to new Brisbane Aircraft Noise Group
The first meeting of the new Brisbane Airport Community Airspace Advisory Board will be held today.
Five community representatives have joined the Board which is a permanent, independent forum established by the Albanese Government to give Brisbane residents a stronger voice on aircraft noise.
Following an open expression of interest process in March this year, the independent Chair of the Board, Mr Ron Brent, has identified Mr David Diamond, Ms Tess Bignell, Mr Stephen Muller, Ms Sandra Bell and Ms Kirsten Stewart as the inaugural members.
These members represent communities from across Brisbane, including Redlands, Samford Valley and inner-city localities – and all have strong backgrounds in community engagement.
They will serve the first two-year term on the Board, where they will have close engagement on the design and implementation of airspace improvement measures outlined in the Brisbane Airport Noise Action Plan.
The meeting will bring together these community members with industry and government representatives to work towards practical outcomes for Brisbane residents affected by aircraft noise.
For more information, including the Airspace Advisory Board Terms of Reference, visit www.infrastructure.gov.au/AAB.
Quotes attributable to Acting Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister, Senator Murray Watt:
“The Albanese Government acknowledges that aircraft noise is a source of frustration for communities living under the flight paths around Brisbane Airport.
“That’s why we have delivered on our election commitment to establish the Brisbane Airport Community Airspace Advisory Board – to give Brisbane residents the opportunity to have their voices heard on this important issue.
“I am pleased to welcome the inaugural members who will represent the interests and concerns of a range of communities from across the Queensland capital.
“I look forward to working with the Board to deliver safe, practical aircraft noise outcomes that work for Brisbane.”