Say No To Helicopter Noise - No Commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield!

Say No To Helicopter Noise - No Commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield!

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Katoomba Airfield Community Group started this petition to The Hon. Melinda Pavey (MP Minister for Water, Property and Housing)

We are nearly there! (yes, we all thought it was over too).

Community says NO to helicopter tourism in a World Heritage area not ONCE, not TWICE, but THRICE!

  1. Petition of 12,200 signatures, Lower House tabled.
  2. Community Engagement, 85% of 1582 submissions said NO!
  3. Petition to Upper House, handed to Trish Doyle MP and Adam Searle MLC, NSW Parliament House, 2021

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SMH OPEN LETTER - NSW GOVERNMENT COULD DESTROY BLUE MOUNTAINS' JEWEL
https://www.facebook.com/KatoombaAirfieldCommunityGroup/photos/a.311589059551510/788549495188795/

Want to add your voice:
Write to Minister Pavey, plus also write to the SMH LETTERS: letters@smh.com.au

Together we can win this fight - once and for all - to stop the commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield, now and in the future.

KACG

PS, we say "Put it in the Park!"
(incorporate Katoomba Airfield into the surrounding World Heritage national park to be used primarily for emergency purposes).

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Petition: The Blue Mountains is world famous for feeling a million clicks from anywhere, but this is now under threat.
 
Businesses cannot operate without turning a profit. To get a return on the investments being made at the site, the potential new operators will need to significantly increase the number of flights into and above the mountains.  
 
This use is not compatible with the airfield’s sensitive location—at the top of the Blue Mountains surrounded by world heritage-listed national park.

The lessee could also transfer the lease as a normal business deal. The leases sale value will be its unrealised economic potential. This could mean more helicopter flights in and out of the airfield and over the wilderness.
 
The Blue Mountains are iconic. A special place for locals and visitors alike—as much enjoyed for their peaceful serenity as for their beautiful views, rare plants and animals. We need to protect Blue Mountains towns, lookouts, wild valleys and escarpment from the intrusion of helicopter noise.
 
The airfield is currently used by emergency services. We support this continued use.  
 
However, we strongly object to the issue of a commercial license and the associated increase in aircraft traffic and joy flights into the Blue Mountains.

  • NO Helicopter Tourism
  • YES Emergency and Community Use

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