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..."
This website is managed by Mission Beach Cassowaries inc to share information about the No Helicopters Here campaign against the approval of A HELICOPTER BASE on 2224 Tully Mission Beach Road.
Latest on court appeal orders
On 3rd Dec 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.
On the 3rd September an Order (above) was made by his Honour Judge Morzone QC.
The appeal will be reviewed on 3 December 2021
On the 6th August the court ordered MH to respond to C4 correspondence by August 15th.
Next appeal review is listed for 3rd September.
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Grounds C4 has filed to appeal the Heliport approval decision
Grounds on which Mission Helicopters, as co respondent , will defend the appeal .