Dr Kelly assured us that he would speak with NSW Planning Minister, Kristina Keneally, this week and see where things are at with her department. Dr Kelly also reiterated that he doesn’t want to see Jerrabomberra turned into a major thoroughfare.
Canberra Airport Submissions to the Airports Draft Master Plan were lodged in February this year and the objective is to have the white paper out later this year (no date at this point in time). The green paper very encouragingly included mechanisms to ensure that the community be formally involved in any process around the airport master plans in future including anything to do with flight paths etc.
Margot made mention of the discussion paper ‘Safeguards for airports and the communities around them’ which has been released by the Federal Government however Dr Kelly stated that there is no way Canberra Airport is going to be Sydney’s second airport and out of the green paper/white paper process, there will be
a decision somewhere
The second Sydney airport will be
also not be happening and Defence need that
as Defence land
Dr Kelly also stated that the Goulburn option for the 24/7 freight hub concept is being pursued and they are going to build the inter-modal terminal at Moorebank.
Margot made mention that the completion of the new terminal at Canberra Airport could result in more flights coming in at night if they miss the curfew at Sydney. Dr Kelly said that he could see an increase in flights happening but Canberra Airport does experience a high incidence of fog and this could impact on additional arrivals or departures.
With regard to aircraft noise, there has been a 60% reduction in aircraft noise just in the last 20 years or so and every aircraft in the future will get quieter due to better technology – the new Dreamliner is much quieter than the current array of passenger planes but the freight planes are the worry as they use much older aircraft.
Mobile Phone Tower Dr Kelly has checked with Telstra regarding Vodafone’s addition to the tower in the middle of Jerrabomberra Circle and he can confirm that as this addition is classified as ‘low impact’ so therefore no development application is required and Telstra have no power to prevent them from doing the extension. ACTION: That this issue be included on the agenda for next month’s meeting with Mayor Tim Overall.
Broadband Question: Can Telstra provide better access for alternative service providers to offer ADSL2 + capabilities in the area? Answer: Not at the moment because this has nothing to do with competitors, they just don’t have the capacity to provide that extra access, so basically, the system is full. In the short term you could go with satellite or wireless, the long term solution is the MDM which will deliver fibre directly to your premises which will give you 100