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Noise Management

To provide information and education about the impact of aircraft noise in the vicinity of Perth Airport, an 'Aircraft Noise Information' brochure has been produced.  The brochure outlines basic information about the airport and aircraft noise and provides direction on where to find more information on particular topics.

Click here to download the Aircraft Noise Information Brochure.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the brochure and other documents within this section, which can be downloaded for free from www.adobe.com.

Airservices Australia's New Flight Path - Roleystone Trial

Airservices Australia has worked closely with the Aircraft Noise Ombudsman to identify potential noise level improvement opportunities in the Perth area. Following consultation with the Perth Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group and Airport Noise Management Consultative Committee, Airservices Australia will trial a modified flight path designed to reduce aircraft noise for some suburbs to the south-east of the city.

Aircraft arriving from the north and landing on runways 03 and 06 currently fly over high-density residential areas including Roleystone, Bickley, Byford, Carmel and Martin. The modified flight path, known as the 'Roleystone Trial', will be further east and closer to Karragullen, Pickering Brook and Bickley East. On average, 18 aircraft per day will use the trial flight path.

The 12 month trial will commence on 22 August 2013. Once the trial is complete, Airservices Australia will review noise impacts and community feedback before deciding whether to make a permanent change.

Click here for further information.

Useful Weblinks - Flight Path Information

  • Airservices Australia provides information on aviation noise management via the website Aircraft Noise. Click here to visit the website.
  • To track flight activity in to and out of Perth International Airport, along with information about each aircraft click here.
  • For Noise and Flight Path Monitoring Reports click here.
  • To find out about the regulations concerning aircraft noise or to look at noise statistics through Airservices Australia click here.

How do I lodge a noise enquiry with Airservices Australia?

If you have an enquiry relating to flight paths or aircraft noise and would like to lodge an enquiry with Airservices Australia, you can do so through their dedicated Aircraft Noise Enquiry Line. Freecall: 1800 802 584 Local call: 1300 302 240. Alternatively, to visit their website, click here.

When you lodge an enquiry with Airservices Australia you will be asked to leave the date, time and location of the noise event, with your name and address and phone number if you wish to be contacted. Airservices logs all enquiries made to the Aircraft Noise Enquiry Unit and provides information with respect to the enquiry as soon as practicable.

The Western Australia Route Review Project (WARRP) was a review of airspace use, flight routes and aviation procedures across Western Australia. The review was undertaken by Airservices Australia between 2006 and 2008. Click here to find out more information.

Aircraft Noise Management Strategy

As part of Perth Airport's ongoing consultative process and as stated in the approved Master Plan 2004, Perth Airport is committed to working with airlines, air traffic controllers and relevant government agencies to manage aircraft noise intrusion.  A primary initiative in this regard was the formation of a Noise Management Committee.  The principal purpose of the Committee was to contribute to the development of a Noise Management Strategy for Perth Airport.

The Minister, in approving the 1999 Master Plan, placed reliance on the establishment of the Noise Management Committee as a consultative mechanism providing a forum for representatives of local government and the community to work cooperatively with representatives of the aviation industry.

The Minister stressed the need for meaningful consultation and community input.  The efforts of the Committee, which deliberated for one year, resulted in an Aircraft Noise Management Strategy which balances the vital commercial objectives of those who utilise the airport with the rights of the communities which endure the audible by-product of the airport's growing operations.  Click here to download the Aircraft Noise Management Strategy. 

From 1999 an ongoing committee, the Aircraft Noise Management Consultative Committee, meet quarterly to implement and monitor the Aircraft Noise Management Strategy. 
See table below to download the minutes from the Aircraft Noise Management Consultative Committee.

The Committee's purpose has now evolved into a monitoring role and has been renamed the Aircraft Noise Management Consultative Committee (ANMCC).

The Committee includes representatives from Perth Airport, State and Local Government, State and Commonwealth Government departments, Federal Members of Parliament, airlines and community groups.  Click here to download the Terms of Reference.

Click here for the current list of ANMCC Committee Members.

Perth Airport has also prepared an Aircraft Noise Management Policy, which clearly expresses the airport's commitment to ongoing noise management.  Click here to download the Aircraft Noise Management Policy. 

Aircraft Movement Statistics

This table details the most recent aircraft movement statistics for Perth as supplied by Airservices Australia (ASA). Click here to download the Aircraft Movement Statistics.

N65 Contours Chart

The noise contours indicate the number of aircraft noise events louder than 65 dB(A) (decibels) and show the 'whole of airport' situation of single event noise patterns.  Click here to download the 2007 N65 Contours Chart. 

Ultimate Capacity N65

The noise contours indicate the number of aircraft noise events louder than 65 dB(A) (decibels) and show the 'whole of airport' situation of single event noise patterns for the ultimate airport layout at 350,000 aircraft movements. Click here to download the Ultimate Capacity N65 Contours Chart. 

Australian Noise Exposure Index (ANEI)

The ANEI drawing shows noise exposure contours based on the actual average daily aircraft noise exposure around the airport for a year.  ANEI drawings are used principally as indicators of change to aircraft noise exposure and are part of the Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) system used for land use planning purposes. Click here to download the 2010 ANEI drawing. 

Minimising Aircraft Noise in Existing Homes

If aircraft noise is a problem for you in your home, or if you are thinking of renovating, you may wish to consider making sound proofing improvements to your home.

Some ways to improve a building are:

  • Installing sound insulation to ceilings
  • Lining the eaves
  • Upgrading windows and doors
  • Sealing up openings in the walls and roof.

The Noise Management Strategy Committee has published an information booklet 'Reducing Aircraft Noise in Existing Homes' to provide homeowners with practical information about reducing noise within their home.  Click here to download the Reducing Aircraft Noise in Existing Homes Brochure. 

Land Use Planning

For land use planning purposes in Australia, aircraft noise impact is illustrated using the Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) system.  ANEF plans indicate the anticipated noise contours for the most likely or preferred development and forecasts for an airport.  The ANEF is a central component of the Australian Standard 2021 that provides standards regarding land use planning in the vicinity of airports.

At Perth Airport, an ANEF plan for 350,000 aircraft movements has been produced.  The contours show the average daily aircraft noise exposure associated with the long term airport development, including extensions to and construction of new runways. Click here to download the ANEF plan.

Aircraft Noise and Its Effects

The Department of Environment and Conservation and the Department of Health publish a brochure with information regarding heath impacts, click here to access this information.

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Minutes from the Aircraft Noise Management Consultative Committee

2013

24 May 2013

22 February 2013

2012
16 November 2012
17 February 2012
18 May 2012
17 August 2012

Click here to view the noise management archive.