About the Forum
The Federal Government established the Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF) in July 1996 as part of its commitment to addressing the noise impacts from Sydney Airport in consultation with affected residents.
Following the change in Federal Government in November 2007, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Anthony Albanese reconstituted the membership of the Sydney Airport Community Forum.
SACF is the main body for consultation on the Sydney Airport Long Term Operating Plan. The Forum includes representatives from the Community, Local Councils, Industry, and State and Federal Parliaments.
Sydney Airport Community Forum Terms of Reference
(revised 2008 by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport)
The role of Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF) is to act as a forum for
- providing advice to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Sydney Airport Corporation and aviation authorities on the abatement of aircraft noise and related environmental issues at Sydney Airport
- in particular it is the main body for consultation on the Long Term Operating Plan for the Airport.
- providing advice to aviation authorities to facilitate improved consultation and information flows to the community about the Airport's operations.
The body will meet no less than quarterly.
Sub-Committees may be established as required to report to the main body.
The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport will nominate the Chair.
The Minister, in consultation with the Chair, will determine membership of the Forum. The Forum will have a broad representation of all areas affected by airport operations.
Secretariat support services will be provided by the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
Sydney Airport Community Forum Secretariat
Secretariat support for the Forum is provided by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.