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Sydney Airport

The operation of Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport has a significant impact on land use within the City of Rockdale.

The level of affectation of a particular property can be verified through the purchase of a full Planning Certificate.

Airservices Australia

Airservices Australia (Airservices) is the central point of contact for aviation stakeholders and the general public for information about aviation and aircraft noise.

The Airservices' Noise Enquiry Unit can provide information about aircraft noise regulations and aircraft noise certification, or can be used to lodge a complaint regarding aircraft noise. The Unit can be contacted on the following numbers:

  • 1800 802 584 (free call)
  • 1300 302 240 (local call)
  • via the website

The monthly operational statistics reports prepared by Airservices Australia are a very useful source of information on noise sharing at Sydney Airport.

Aircraft movements around Sydney Airport are monitored by Airservices Australia using a Noise and Flight Path Monitoring System. The system records the flight track of each aircraft and the associated noise levels measured at a series of Noise Monitoring Terminals. A full report on Sydney Airport operations from the Noise and Flight Path Monitoring System is updated on a three monthly basis and available on Airservices' website.

Airservices also recently introduced an internet based information tool called WebTrak which provides the public with near real time (40 minute delay) information of aircraft flight paths and noise profiles for Australia's major airports.

As many would be aware, there is also a night-time curfew imposed at Sydney Airport. These curfew arrangements are established under the Sydney Airport Curfew Act 1995 (the Act). The Act does not totally prohibit aircraft movements at the Airport during the curfew hours of 11pm and 6am but restricts the type of aircraft that can operate and stipulates that they just operate over Botany Bay using the Airports main runway.

Information on the operation of the curfew at Sydney Airport, as well as details of all curfew dispensations granted and rejected, are available through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

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