There are regulations requiring
aircraft to give consideration to
breeding sea birds and whales but there's nothing stopping Moorabbin
aviation hammering the families who live and visit the
extraordinary coastline in the City of Kingston.
chart below shows a cross section of aircraft activity along the
pristine Kingston coastline. Our aviation colleagues have
appointed this as one of their airport approach routes. Moreover the
ever increasing coastal helicopter traffic picks out a dangerous route
which sees them flying directly into the path of oncoming fixed
second chart shows a cross section of aircraft activity for another of
the airport approach routes over a semi-rural and industrial area.
The coastline route is being hammered with eight times
more aerial traffic.
The situation is much worse than it
appears in these charts because most of the aircraft in the Moorabbin
Control Zone do not use their transponders and cannot be picked up on
AirServices Australia charts like these.
(Each small green symbol shows
the position of a plane or helicopter - data for one day)
over the Southern "Carrum" Route - Our Highly Sensitive &
This Same Coastal Area Has Been Identified By the City of
Kingston as Having High
Community Importance and Parks Victoria has Assigned
it Sensitive Marine Areas.
Aircraft Activity over the North East "Academy" Route - This is
Semi-Rural & Industrial Land
this hard to believe? It's even more astounding when you
that AirServices Australia has actually identified the following
Environmental Principles for dealing with this sort of thing:
1) Noise abatement
procedures should be optimised to achieve the lowest possible overall
impact on the community.
Noise should be concentrated as much as possible over non-residential
Noise exposure should be fairly shared whenever possible
chart below is another way of looking at this information.
the excessive coastal traffic compared to the semi-rural and industrial
zones which paradoxically have considerably less aircraft
(Each red line is an aircraft movement)