Why are new housing developments being approved in areas already affected by aircraft noise?

State and local governments are responsible for off-airport planning and development standards, not Sydney Airport.
Some of these standards say that new residential areas should not be approved in areas affected by certain levels of aircraft noise. We support those standards.

The National Airport Safeguarding Framework (NASF) in particular contains a number of planning guidelines for developments around airports to ensure aviation safety is not compromised, while also minimising the impact of airports on nearby residential areas. It is important that state and local governments around Australia implement NASF.

Further information can be obtained from your local council.

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