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Fourth Meeting - 11 November 1996

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List of attendees - 11 November 1996


SUMMARY RECORD

The fourth meeting of the Sydney Airport Community Forum (SACF) was held at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Phillip Street, Sydney, on 11 November 1996. The list of attendees is here.

AGENDA ITEM 1

OPENING REMARKS

The meeting opened on 11 November 1996 at 9.05am. The Chairman, Mr Joe Hockey MP, welcomed members, particularly new members from the areas to the east and west of the Airport, and noted apologies from:

  • Cr B Cotter, represented by Mr M Refshauge
  • Ms D Grusovin MLA, represented by Mr P Williams
  • Cr P Olah, represented by Cr J Griffin
  • Cr K Schreiber, represented by Cr L Rodden
  • Captain D Wiltshire, represented by Mr B Bourke

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AGENDA ITEM 2

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Members adopted the provisional agenda with the addition of a new item (5A) The Out to Sea Option, proposed by Mr Mutch. Members agreed to proceed in the order listed.

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AGENDA ITEM 3

SUMMARY RECORD AND ACTION ARISING

The Draft Summary Record of the third SACF meeting held at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Phillip Street Sydney on Monday 23 September 1996 was accepted without amendment. Actions arising from the third meeting were noted, as was the correspondence from the Chairman to the Minister conveying the SACF's views on matters discussed at that meeting.

Members agreed to adopt a resolution, proposed by Mr Albanese, thanking the Minister for agreeing to the appointment of two new members.

Mr Refshauge asked the Chairman to request an answer from the Minister on the issue of Marrickville Council legal costs.

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AGENDA ITEM 4

MATTERS OUTSTANDING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS

A report from CASA on procedures at Schipol and Munich Airports (SACF 96/52) was noted.

An information paper (SACF 96/56) detailing individual aircraft movements in the immediate pre and post curfew hours for typical weeks in December 1995 and June 1996 was tabled.

The BASI Investigation Report (SACF 96/51) on the 1994 incident involving an Ansett 747-300 aircraft at Sydney Airport was noted.

The meeting noted that a letter to Tempe residents on curfew operational changes associated with resheeting the main north-south runway was being prepared.

The meeting agreed to defer all other matters listed under this item for consideration at the next meeting on 22 November 1996.

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AGENDA ITEM 5

LONG TERM OPERATING PLAN FOR SYDNEY AIRPORT

The Chairman summarised the administrative arrangements that had been made for the series of six community consultation meetings to be held between 11 November and 17 November on the proposals for the long term operating plan for Sydney Airport.

The Airservices Australia audio-visual presentation which had been prepared for purposes of the community consultation meetings was then shown.

Following the presentation, members questioned Airservices Australia representatives at some length on many issues relating to the various proposed modes of operation including their potential capacities, usage levels and altitudes over residential areas.

Members, in particular, expressed concerns about the lack of information available to the community about the expected times and frequency of usage of the respective runway modes.

Members also asked if it were possible to obtain a written summary of the Airservices presentation.

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AGENDA ITEM 6

OTHER BUSINESS

Under this item the issue of the "Sydney Airport (Regulation of Movements) Bill 1996" which had been introduced into Federal Parliament by Mr Albanese was raised.

Mr Albanese's resolution, seconded by Mr Zammit, was adopted by the meeting:

"That the Sydney Airport Community Forum supports the "Sydney Airport (Regulation of Movements) Bill 1996" in principle, or similar legislation which would enshrine a restricted capacity of up to 80 movements in any one hour at KSA.

"We believe a second Sydney Airport would enable this capacity to be reduced in the future which is what we would prefer".

Mr Bourke requested that it be recorded that he wished to disassociate himself from capricious comments which were made during discussion about a vital national facility.

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AGENDA ITEM 7

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Members agreed that other outstanding issues be deferred until the next meeting on Friday 22 November. The meeting will be at the same venue, commencing at 9.00am.

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