In last week’s Wynnum Herald a Tingalpa resident wrote a letter to the editor asking how I intend to approach the problem of noise and air pollution from Brisbane Airport.
About a month ago I met a resident at Murarrie who spoke of planes often flying over every three minutes plus all through the night. They are so loud that, when he’s outside, he wears ear protection.
I was appalled. This is not a lifestyle any Australian should be forced to endure.
The Greens have a longstanding policy to pressure Brisbane Airport into becoming a good neighbour by banning older, noisier planes or imposing a curfew.
I believe a curfew is a brilliant idea – one that has worked successfully at other airports such as the busy Sydney Airport which has a curfew between 11pm and 6am every day.
Failing this, I will campaign for federal funding to soundproof homes under the flightpath.
To share your concerns and first-hand accounts please post a comment here or call me 0418 786 986.
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