Brisbane Airport Community Airspace Advisory Board

The Australian Government announced the establishment of the Brisbane Airport Community Airspace Advisory Board on 9 March 2023


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About AAB

Role

The Brisbane Airport Community Airspace Advisory Board (AAB) is an ongoing, independent community-based consultation body that provides an opportunity to share information and advice to and from the community to better manage consultation on aircraft noise around Brisbane Airport.

AAB oversees the implementation of changes identified in the Airservices Australia (Airservices) Post Implementation Review, and in the long-term facilitates community input and feedback on proposed changes to flight paths and airspace changes associated with Brisbane Airport' Noise Action Plan.

This website provides access to information and documents relating to the activities of AAB, including:

  • Information about the purpose, function and activities of AAB;
  • Records of meetings;
  • Annual reports; and
  • Other information on AAB's activities with the Chair's approval.

Purpose

AAB provides an opportunity to share information and advice to and from the community on:

  • the management of airspace and flight paths at Brisbane Airport against the Noise Action Plan, which is initially represented by the Final Report on the PIR;
    • The Noise Action Plan is a living document maintained by BAC and Airservices;
  • the implementation of the recommendations identified in the PIR; and
  • potential and possible noise abatement procedures and airspace improvement measures, with the exclusion of curfews, movement caps or other operating restrictions.

AAB Membership

Membership of AAB comprises an Independent Chair and five (5) community representative members.

Name Position
Mr Ron Brent Chair
Mr David Diamond Community representative
Ms Tess Bignell Community representative
Mr Stephen Muller Community representative
Ms Sandra Bell Community representative
Ms Kirsten Stewart Community representative

Industry and government advisors that support the AAB include:

Industry Advisor Airservices Australia
Industry Advisor Brisbane Airport Corporation
Industry Advisor Virgin Australia
Industry Advisor Qantas Group
Government Representative Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Secretariat

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts provides secretariat support to the Chair of the AAB. The secretariat can be contacted via AAB.Secretariat@infrastructure.gov.au.

The Secretariat is unable to respond to general complaints about aircraft noise. Correspondence received on matters that do not relate to the function of the AAB will not be forwarded or actioned by the Secretariat.

Meetings

AAB generally meets on a quarterly basis. Minutes are published here following meetings.

Reports

AAB annual reports are published here.

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