We receive many requests for information from residents wanting information on the current and future flight paths over Greater Brisbane.
Airservices Australia is the body responsible for current flight paths and they also manage the formal complaints database. They can be contacted at www.airservicesaustralia.com.au
With the completion of Brisbane's new runway in 2020 there will be the introduction of new flight paths. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has provided software and materials that allows the community to understand how they may be impacted by these new flight paths.
Airservices is a government-owned corporation providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry. These services include air traffic control and airspace design and management.
Airservices also provide an online facility called Webtrak that displays a map of surrounding suburbs within 55km of Brisbane Airport. You can view information about arriving and departing aircraft, from three months earlier up to just 40 minutes ago. After selecting the aircraft of concern, you can make a complaint about that flight.
Using Webtrak you can also:
- locate your street address to have your home appear on the map
- view information about the aircraft including aircraft type, height, origin and destination and
- display an aircraft’s flight path and point of closest approach to your home
Good planning and inter-government cooperation means Brisbane Airport enjoys the best buffer zone in Australia, enabling the airport to operate 24 hours a day.
BAC and our partners, locally and globally, undertake a number of initiatives to manage noise impacts. To highlight the issues and management strategies around noise management, we have created the booklet “Above and Beyond” that is available below.
A study by QUT into the Impact of Aircraft Noise on Brisbane Residential Property Sectors: 1988 – 2014.
This research was undertaken by QUT at the request of Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) to establish what, if any, impact flight paths have had on the value or saleability of residential property in Brisbane. BAC initiated this work in the hope that the findings would ease any community concerns, and encourage greater transparency from vendors and real estate agents during the marketing and sale of residential property.
Having analysed 25 years of RP data, QUT concluded that: “housing and units in Brisbane located under designated flight paths have their value and price determined by a range of factors and these factors are not detrimentally impacted by aircraft noise. The location of a property under a flight path will have minimal if any impact on the price, saleability, investment performance and capital growth of that property.
This study is, to the best of our knowledge, the most extensive of its type anywhere in the world. BAC has committed to funding annual updates until at least 2022.
We hope that the findings will be useful to you.