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Cootharaba Community Association

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NEXT MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

Next meeting will be held at the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club at 11am on Saturday 14th November 2020.

 A social BBQ will follow the meeting.

AGENDA

To be advised 

LATEST NEWS

Airservices Australia (ASA)

Sunshine Coast Airport Flight Path Changes

OPEN FOR COMMUNITY COMMENT

- Draft Terms Of Reference V.2

SUMMISSIONS CLOSE 1ST NOVEMBER 2020

HAVE YOUR SAY ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO FLIGHT PATHS see single yellow line below AND THE TERMS OF REFERENCE THAT ARE USED FOR THAT DETERMINATION by ASA.

 

DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE NOW OPEN FOR COMMUNITY COMMENT

View Draft Terms of Reference V.2 HERE 

CCA Letter To Members on this issue HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCA -  SUBMISSION CONSIDERATIONS FOR  Terms of Reference (ToR)

  1. The timing of the Post Implementation Review (PIR) needs to be extended until the recovery from Covid 19 Impacts on current Air Services is recovered enough for any Data Analysis to reflect “Normal” useage, say 80% of pre Covid flights.

  2. ToRs Assessment of impacts on the communities and Analyses must also include:

    1. Existing Low Ambient Noise areas.

    2. Reflection of Noise towards communities where flight paths across Flat Bodies of Water.

    3. Environmentally important areas.

    4. Interference with and Impact on Eco Tourism and high end wilderness experience areas.

    5. Pollution from over flying aircraft on Rainwater recovery for residents harvesting rain for domestic use.

  3. Any reference to “sharing” traffic between different flight paths must not be based solely on the size of population, but rigorously include the impacts flagged in b) above.

  4. Primary and Secondary Flight Path Terms to be clearly defined to ensure that Secondary Paths are not just disguised “most likely” and “automatically” initiated high usage paths.

  5. Jet Flights below 5000 Ft are recognised as “avoid” for Residential and Sensitive Receptors.

  6. Selective Flight Paths be chosen for “Noisy” Aircraft e.g. Some of the current Alliance Airlines Jet aircraft currently flying over the Hinterland and areas north of Noosa are unusually noisy and the ToR must include Flight Paths for these exceptional cases which consider the impacts flagged in b) above.

 

 

FLIGHT PATH FORUM - FPF (NETWORK of  local Community Associations & Groups) - SUBMISSION CONSIDERATIONS FOR ToR

·Airservices Australia (ASA) have not included essential details on how the stated objectives will be achieved, or any reference to ASA’s legislated responsibility to minimise harm to the environment, nor the relevant standards.

·The document does not adequately demonstrate how the Air flight Noise Obudsman’s (ANO) recommendations are to be fully implemented, particularly in respect to

oClear and genuine opportunities for the community to influence outcomes, as distinct from opportunities for input and comment.

oA complete review of flight paths that is not constrained by the previous Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

·We are on the cusp of witnessing yet another repeat of the decades of ASA’s failed flight path change and community consultation practices, which is totally unacceptable to the Sunshine Coast Community.                                                                            …..2/

·There is no clear plan on how the PIR process will incorporate:

oFull transparency.

oObjectivity.

oFull coverage and consideration of all impacts flowing from the changed flight path arrangements.

oThe independency of professional inputs to decision making.

oAppropriate community engagement that empowers and embraces the valuable contributions of residents and impacted businesses.

·The scope of the PIR is inappropriately constrained. The PIR must address all of the impacts that have resulted from the changes to airspace and flight paths. It should not be limited to considering passenger jet aircraft movement during air traffic control tower hours only.

·The proposed two-phase approach to the PIR does not allow for vital information, collected in one phase, to inform the other, creating potential for inadequate consideration of vital information.

·The document includes a re-write of the history of the Sunshine Coast Airport (SCA) airspace and flight path change process that fails to describe the flaws in the 2019 consultation sessions.

·ASA must provide residents with a draft Community Engagement Plan, for consultation, before the Terms of Reference are finalised.

·ASA must provide the community with a third version of the Terms of Reference, for consultation, once all feedback and comments on the current document have been properly considered, and the document has been updated with the necessary detail.

  

 

COVID 19 SAFETY PLAN

ALL MEETINGS will be conducted in accordance with current COVID-19 Restrictions.

PLEASE READ PRIOR TO ATTENDING ANY MEETING

IMPORTANT COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDEES

A.             STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE SICK, OR GO HOME IF YOU BECOME UNWELL, and VISIT YOUR DOCTOR as soon as practicable.

B.              STAY AT HOME IF YOU have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 must self-isolate at home for 14 days from date of contact.

C.              If you are over 70, 65 and over with chronic medical conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, over 50 with chronic medical conditions, or have a compromised immune system, or who are caring for someone who is compromised, you are considered more vulnerable and you should stay home or take additional care where possible and you should avoid crowds.

YOU MUST USE the hand sanitiser that is supplied, when entering the meeting, before and after eating, and before and after using any equipment.

ON ARRIVAL:  Record your name on the Attendance Register and ensure you have name, address, mobile contact and time of arrival and departure for contact tracing purposes.

MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE whilst on site.

MAINTAIN NON-CONTACT GREETINGS and do not high-five, hug or shake hands.

Adhere to 1.5m SOCIAL DISTANCING at all times.

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE AND MOUTH & cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue. · Put tissues straight into the bin and then wash your hands.

General physical distancing guidelines WHILST ON SITE.

Chairs will be arranged to leave as much space as possible between attendees.  Avoid gathering together or crowding around.

THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ENCOURAGE ALL ATTENDEES TO SIGN UP FOR THE COVIDsafe APP.

 

Motions

Motions need to be presented to the Secretary in writing at least 2 weeks before a meeting is held. If you wish to present a motion and have members vote on it, then please fill in the form attached.
Motions need to be presented in the appropriate format for voting. They essentially direct the Executive Committee to act on the outcomes of motions voted on at meetings by members. To vote you must be a financial member.
There is also "General Business" where any items of interest relevant to our community are raised for discussion. Anyone can raise a topic or item to discuss.

General Business

Items for general discussion can be raised by both members and residents in 'General Business' at the end of CCA meetings. Topics vary widely and may concern any matter that affects our community.
It is a good idea to advise the Secretary of any matter to be raised at least 2 weeks before a meeting so it can be included in the CCA newsletter and agenda. However, issues can be raised at the meeting itself if time permits.

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