Planning rules in airport flight path ‘outdated’, expert, councils say

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‘Vague’ planning controls in suburbs around Tullamarine have allowed homes to be built in areas that are so noisy a flight curfew might have to be introduced.

without any building restrictions or requirements for noise protection.

Mr Barlow, a town planner with 40 years experience and director of consultancy Urbis who presented evidence on behalf of the airport’s owner Australia Pacific Airports Melbourne, said the current airport overlay excludes several suburbs that are being affected by aircraft noise. “It is my view that the decision guideline around number of dwellings and people affected by noise is too vague.”, as councils, the state planning tribunal and the government continue to approve housing developments in areas that would be affected by flight noise.Brimbank Council said planning controls for housing around the airport does not reflect current and future noise forecasts, allowing significant development to occur beneath future flight paths.

Ms Chapman, who is now looking for a new home, said better planning controls were needed, but for many residents, the “horse has already bolted”.

Source: Real Estate Daily Report (


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The flight path was there. Not its fault it the planners and developers grab for money

Don't buy in a flight path, in the same suburb as the international airport, then complain that it it too noisy and something should be done about it.

More rubbish talk... there will never be a curfew at Melbourne airport. sucked in

Buyers buy under flight path then wonder why it’s noisy. Some people huh?

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