Investigation Reports

Investigation into complaints about the flight paths associated with the Brisbane Airport new parallel runway

As of 30 June 2021, the ANO received 265 complaints regarding aircraft noise following the opening of Brisbane Airport’s new parallel runway. One complaint from the Brisbane Flight Path Community Alliance incorporated a survey of 2075 residents adversely affected. The ANO conducted a multi-complaints review of Airservices’ environmental assessment of the impact of the flight paths developed for the new runway and its community engagement with potentially affected residents.

Addendum to: Compliance Audit of Australian Super Hornet Flying Operations at RAAF Base Amberley

In October 2019, the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO) presented the findings of its audit of the Department of Defence (Defence’s) compliance with the Conditions of Approval for Australian Super Hornet Flying Operations, RAAF Base, Amberley, QLD (EPBC 2008/4410), as varied by Ministerial approval in April 2014 (Conditions of Approval). The Delegate of the Minister for the Environment approved the ANO office to undertake the review on 9 April 2019 and approved the ANO’s proposed audit criteria and methodology on 23 May 2019.

Compliance Audit of Australian Super Hornet Flying Operations at RAAF Base Amberley

In January 2019, the Department of Defence (Defence) requested that the ANO undertake an audit of Defence’s compliance with the Conditions of Approval for Australian Super Hornet Flying Operations, RAAF Base, Amberley, QLD (EPBC 2008/4410), as varied by Ministerial approval in April 2014 (Conditions of Approval). The Delegate of the Minister for the Environment approved the ANO office to undertake the review on 9 April 2019 and approved the ANO’s proposed audit criteria and methodology on 23 May 2019. The ANO is responsible for auditing Defence’s compliance with each of the Conditions of Approval, excepting Condition 4, which will be audited separately by Umwelt (Australia) Pty Ltd.

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