Melbourne Airport's $1.4 bn proposal for third runway opposed by local residents
Melbourne residents are opposing a $1.4 billion project for Melbourne Tullamarine Airport’s (MEL) third runway, calling for the government to establish an independent committee to review the impact of noise pollution caused by construction.
The plan for the third runway, which is still underway, is to be parallel to the existing north-south runway, with an expected completion date set for 2027.
60 days to object and activists point out a glaring problem with the proposal: an Environmental Impact Statement(EIS) for Melbourne’s north-south runway has not been undertaken by the federal Department of Environment. Find out more here, and speak out! https://t.co/qLwbhL1eOj pic.twitter.com/Ux3LizNdH5— 3rd Runway Climate Impact (@Climate4Runway3) March 17, 2022
Brisbane Airport (BNE) began trialing aircraft noise reduction measures in February 2022 after the deputy prime minister and infrastructure minister, Barnaby Joyce agreed to establish an independent review of the impact of BNE’s parallel runway, opened in 2020, following noise complaints and community consultation.
Public consultation for MEL’s third runway proposal ends in mid-May 2022, with the final plan to be submitted to the federal infrastructure minister for approval next year.
Staff at Paris airports to begin four-day strike; flight disruptions expected
Flight disruptions are expected as staff at Paris airports begin a four-day strike ...
ACI forecasts significant increase in global airport traffic during 2022
The Airports Council International (ACI) says global passenger traffic in 2022 will be significantly higher due to the r...
UK CAA tells Heathrow passenger charges must come down over next few years
The UK CAA tells Heathrow it must bring down passenger charges over the next few years from current levels...