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This proposal will of course have an impact on Bibra Lake.  The extent of disturbance is yet to be determined.  If the ASA are correct then we may well sleep through a small number of high level planes.  However, with air traffic increasing all the time, will it become a case of transferring an increasing problem to Bibra Lake rather than an area that knew of this noise when they bought there ? 

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SORRY SHELLEY- THE TRIAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED !!!! WE'VE WON !!
Aircraft noise trial cancelled.

After a great effort by All About Bibra Lake, Bibra Lake Residents Association and many other local groups (especially Canning Vale Night Flights Action Group) Airservices Australia has decided not to proceed with a proposed flight path trial for night-time departures to the south of Perth Airport.

A detailed environmental analysis of the proposed trial was completed at the end of July and revealed that changes for aircraft departing to the south from Runway 21 may result in a net increase in the number of Perth residents affected by aircraft noise rather than a decrease. Therefore, a trial would not provide any substantial noise improvement for the community.

Airservices Executive General Manager Safety, Environment and Assurance, Dr Rob Weaver, said analysis showed implementing this change would not result in a net noise improvement for Perth residents.

“Airservices aims to implement the best overall noise outcome for the community by considering Perth air space holistically—we don’t consider proposed changes to one area in isolation to other areas
THIS WAS THE ISSUE BELOW :

Noise shifted to Bibra Lake  

Aircraft noise to be shifted to Bibra Lake to keep Shelley happy.

Because of complaints at Shelley and other riverside locations, aircraft noise will be moved to areas such as Bibra Lake.

There will be a twelve month trial starting in the spring to divert aircraft  between 10pm and 5am to southern suburbs including ours before turning west.

Airservices Australia (ASA), who are responsible for the routes of the aircraft , says the change will shift night flights over areas east and south of Jandakot.  Aircraft at night will fly to Canning Vale and turn west at Jandakot Airport.



It is in response to the soaring number of complaints from the river side residences at Shelley about aircraft noise.

Apparently, when the planes are in the vicinity of Bibra Lake you will hear "less noise than an airconditioner."  It does make you wonder why Shelley residents who bought knowing of the flight path want to dump their issue on us.

The changes will be subject to  community consultation and environmental approvals.

Bibra Lake Residents Association will closely track this issue and have already made contact with Airservices Australia to explain what is needed to change the route back.  I'm sure if Bibra Lake and other affected areas can shout louder (We may need to with the extra noise) than Shelley they cannot argue their case.  ASA - we are ready for this

Do you want your comments heard - send them here or direct to the residents Association here
Airservices Australia Response:
Thank you for your email of 13 March, 2015 regarding the trial of noise improvements in Perth. 
Information is now available on our website.   Further information will be added in coming weeks so please return and check the page again in the future: http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/projects/flight-path-changes/perth-noise-improvements-2015/
There are going to be some community meetings in the Canning Vale area in May, 2015, details will be published on web site as soon as they are available. 
Summary of the ASA information :
  • The project is known as Runway 21 departures trial - Night-time respite
  • The trial to to run only from 10pm to 5am with a guarantee that even if the plan is adopted permanently the hours wont change
  • The amount of planes on this departure route has tripled since 2007 and this trial is designed to 'share' the noise and provide respite to residential areas on the current alignment.
  • The route has been determined by selecting less populated areas
  • On average, Runway 21 would be used for departures on 285 nights a year
  • On those nights, an average of nine aircraft (within a range of five up to 13) would use this new flight path
  • The proposed trial would run for twelve months and we aim to start between August and November 2015
  • On the diagram below, grey is existing route, yellow is the trial route

Further response from ASA on 25th March 2015

Where Airservices conducts a trial of a change to a flight path or air traffic management procedure, at the end of the prescribed period we will undertake a review and publish a report of our findings. The review will include (in no particular order):

 

o        Confirm the change has been operationally successful i.e. safe and efficient use of airspace.

o        Confirm the findings of our environmental analysis with regard to the level of changed noise impacts that may have occurred.

o        Noise monitoring data.

o        Feedback from the community.

o        Feedback from Air Traffic Control.

o        Feedback from the aviation industry (airlines and airports).

o        Feedback from the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman.

 

We will carefully consider the impacts of the change for industry and the community which have been measured where possible (e.g. noise monitoring data, numbers of flights etc) and compare these to what had been estimated and communicated, in addition to an analysis of community and industry feedback. We will draw some conclusions and then make a judgement about the trial which could take several forms e.g. permanent change, amend the change, withdraw the change, extend the trial.”


What this means is that of the 7 criteria, 3 are related to how well it works as an industry improvement, 1 is associated to the community feedback and 3 are related to whether the noise has improved at riverside locations and not adverse to Canning Vale areas.  


Bibra Lake Residents Association will now make contact with similar groups in effected areas at Canning Vale to ensure a consistent approach of opposition

Foregone conclusion ?

The deciding factors
What this means is that of the 7 criteria, 3 are related to how well it works as an industry improvement, 1 is associated to the community feedback and 3 are related to whether the noise has improved at riverside locations and not adverse to Canning Vale areas.    
Bibra Lake Residents Association will now make contact with similar groups in effected areas at Canning Vale to ensure a consistent approach of opposition


Planes, Trains and Automobiles
With the proposed Roe 8 and with this change of the flight paths, we really are going to be surrounded by almost every mode of transport.  
We should be pushing to reduce noise not accepting more of it just to suit others.  
Roe 8 to suit Melville
Aircraft noise to suit Shelley

Enough