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Brisbane Airport Post Implementation Review Advisory Forum

The Australian Government announced the establishment of the Brisbane Airport Post Implementation Review Advisory Forum (the Forum) on 24 September 2021.

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About the Forum

Role

The Brisbane Airport Post Implementation Review Advisory Forum (the Forum) is an independent, community-orientated forum. The Forum will complement existing public engagement outlets, and has been established specifically to review and provide advice on matters relating to Airservices Australia’s (Airservices) Brisbane Airport Flight Path Changes Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the airspace changes implemented for Brisbane Airport’s new runway, which opened on 12 July 2020.

The Forum has an advisory role to provide Airservices with input about the impacts of aircraft noise related to the new runway operations from a community perspective.

Meeting Minutes and any formal proposals to change to aircraft operations will be available for download from this website.

Aims

In undertaking its role, the Forum has the following aims:

  1. Provide relevant, constructive and evidence-based feedback to Airservices on its PIR documentation in relation to community impacts ahead of and post broader community consultation phases.
  2. Provide considered and constructive input to Airservices on community engagement methodologies for the PIR and options for improvement.
  3. For the PIR, provide considered, constructive and evidence-based input from a whole of community perspective to Airservices in relation to:
    1. airspace management procedures and flight paths at Brisbane Airport, and
    2. possible options to improve noise sharing across the Brisbane community, having regard to historical and forecast noise impacts on communities from both legacy flight paths and new flight paths arising from the NPR.

    Airservices may publish any advice received and share it with other community members as required through its PIR consultation processes to ensure equity.

  4. Reports quarterly to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development on its activities.

New Runway Background Information

On 12 July 2020, Brisbane Airport commenced operations for the new parallel runway (NPR). The NPR has been envisioned as part of development planning since 1983, and all subsequent master plans for Brisbane Airport have included details about the new runway. As part of the development approval for the NPR project, Brisbane Airport was required to run, and undertook, a range of community awareness programs.

As part of a routine post-construction review process, on 30 July 2021, Airservices – as the Australian Government agency responsible for designing flight paths -  commenced a Post-Implementation Review (PIR) of the flight path changes implemented for the NPR. The PIR is reviewing the outcomes of the flight path changes for the community, environment and industry, and includes identification of any feasible opportunities to minimise noise impacts on the community as a whole.

The Australian Government has established the Brisbane Airport Post Implementation Review Advisory Forum (the Forum) to provide input to the PIR from a community perspective, including in relation to noise impacts of the NPR. This forum complements the opportunity for the community to raise concerns about aircraft operations at Brisbane Airport through the PIR process.

Forum Membership

Membership of the Forum comprises an Independent Chair, the Chair of the Brisbane Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (BACACG) and three other members.

Chair: Mr Ross Musgrove

Members:
The Hon Robert Borbridge AO
Ms Claire Moore
Mr Nigel Chamier AM  
Professor Douglas Baker

Meetings