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National Airports Safeguarding Advisory Group (NASAG) Meeting Outcomes

November 2021

NASAG held its most recent meeting on 9 November 2021. At this meeting members received presentations from Captain MacKerras from the Australian Airline Pilots Association and Mr Mitchell Dunn from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.  Proceedings included discussion on finalisation of the NASF Implementation Review and future work arising from the Implementation Review Recommendations.  These documents have now been endorsed and are available to the public on the Review webpage.

NASAG will now incorporate work from the Recommendations into its future Forward Work Plan, which currently includes reviews of Guideline B (windshear) – in progress, Guideline C (wildlife hazard management) – to commence in 2022 and Guideline D (wind farms) to commence in 2022-23.

July 2021

NASAG held an ordinary meeting on 13 July 2021. At this meeting, members considered the draft 2019 NASF Implementation Review Report, including discussion of recommended outcomes to progress jurisdictional implementation of the framework. It is anticipated the draft report and recommendations will be provided to State and Territory senior officials and Ministers for formal endorsement in the final quarter of 2021.

NASAG continues to progress the 2021-24 Forward Work Plan, which includes reviews of Guideline B (windshear), Guideline C (wildlife hazard management) and Guideline D (wind farms).

March 2021

NASAG held an ordinary meeting on 31 March 2021.  At this meeting members considered submissions to the NASF Implementation Review. The Secretariat also provided the group with a draft report for the Review. Members will now provide comments on the draft intersession with a view to preparing actionable Review Recommendations at the next meeting in July 2021.

August 2019

NASAG held an ordinary meeting on 21 August 2019. At this meeting members agreed the Terms of Reference for an Implementation Review of the National Airports Safeguarding Framework.

The Implementation Review commenced on 2 September 2019, with a draft report to be considered by NASAG at the next meeting in February 2020.

All tiers of government, industry and the community will be consulted as part of the review process.

The NASAG Forward Work Plan for 2019-2021 PDF: 547 KB was also agreed. The group has identified further consideration of Guidelines B (windshear), D (wind farms) and C (wildlife strike) during this period.