The type of helicopters proposed to operate and be stored at the site can be seen on Kestrel's website here. One of the fleet is a S64-E Aircrane (pictured above in a video showing the start up and take off) .
Residents of Mission and Wongaling and anyone enjoying our beautiful beaches will be impacted. The proposed location is directly adjacent to a primary cassowary corridor and close to the walking/bike track along Tully Mission Beach Road.
Below shows the noise and dust generated from a Sikorsky UH-60A Blackhawk taking off.
There are many videos on the Kestrel facebook page demonstrating the noise factor of these large aircraft.
Neither the Development Application nor the CCRC Planners report contain studies of the noise impact on the environment.
For your interest many discussion papers can be found on line of the impacts of helicopters on communities/environment. The following are extracts are from 'Helicopter Impact Discussion Paper' AmorosoCastelluccio Maritano '
"...helicopters sound noisier, because the “blade slap” produced by these machines involves low frequencies sounds that determine the diffusion of vibratory systems that affect greatly the perception and the annoyance..."
In order to control the environmental impact of a heliport all involved actors (the State, the local authorities, the local resident associations, the heliport users and the heliport managers) should adopt measures that aim to reduce the environmental pollution and its associated annoyance, especially noise and gas pollution, due to the helicopter activity in order to preserve the health and peacefulness of the local residents.
"...Rotorcrafts have unique flight capabilities, such as hover and lateral or vertical operations. But these additional operational degrees of freedom are balanced by complex source noise mechanisms that can enhance annoyance..."
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Court appeal chronology
28th February 2022.
C4 entered into a compromise settlement with Mission Helicopters. The appeal did not proceed to a court hearing.
3rd December 2021
The appeal was reviewed. Judge Morzone ordered (above) the appellant (C4) to provide a list of matters they wish to be considered for inclusion in the proposed conditions attached to any approval of the development application.
3rd September 2021
Order (above) made by his Honour Judge Morzone QC.
Appeal review listed for 3 December 2021
6th August 2021
Court ordered MH to respond to C4 correspondence by August 15th. Appeal review listed for 3rd September.
3rd June 2021
Grounds on which Mission Helicopters, as co respondent , defended the appeal .
5th Mar 2021
C4 filed to appeal the Heliport approval decision