I have just had 8 planes fly over in the last 15 minutes.

In 2004, when I lived on the east-side of Brisbane and was running in Bonner, I heard a lot from constituents about aircraft noise.

As a result – and to learn more – I went and visited Brisbane Airport to have a chat with BAC (Brisbane Airport Corporation).

They told me that during good weather the planes would fly in and out via the sea and, during bad weather, they would fly in and out via an inland route (therefore across the suburbs).

Now that I live in Moorooka, when we have bad weather, we get a lot of aircraft noise here as well.

In the last 24 hours alone (and I’ve only been home for about 10 of those) I believe I have heard about 10 big commercial aircraft fly over my home. Note, they’re just ones I’ve consciously ‘heard’.

I am pretty good at drowning out aircraft noise (others’ ears can be more sensitive to my own), but I’m aware of it tonight because it kept drowning out my ability to hear an online teleconference I was participating in just a moment ago.

This is just one of the reasons I share community concerns regarding the 2011-2031 Master Plan for Archerfield Airport approved by Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese.

The plan anticipates aircraft capable of carrying up to 80 passengers operating from the airport up to 24 times per day including 12 arrivals and 12 departures.

That’s not just a wet weather thing. That’s an everyday thing.

I am keen to hear from others in Moreton on this subject. Please e-mail me at elissa@elissa.info or contact me, Elissa Jenkins on Facebook.

Oh – there goes another one! And another! And another!

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