ALGA represents local government on the National Airport Safety Advisory Group (NASAG) whose objective is to ensure that airport operations are not adversely impacted by nearby developments.
Leased Airport Non-Aeronautical Development
Leased airports, as Commonwealth places, are not subject to State and Local Government planning. Non-Aeronautical developments on airports impinge on neighbouring communities and infrastructure.
ALGA welcomes the new plannig arrangemenst established by the Federal Government in response to the Aviation White paper for leased airports and looks forward to their effective operation.
Regional aviation provides essential social and economic links for non-metropolitan Australia. Regular, accessible, affordable and viable air services are a vital factor in regional development. Regional aviation is also a key element in equity of access for many country people, and can be a matter of life and death in rural and remote areas.
Local councils own and operate about 200 regional airports and aerodromes in Australia. The Regional Aviation Association of Australia represents most of these airports and the operators who use them. ALGA advocates for increased Federal funding to support councils maintain and upgrade the airports in line with operational, safety and security requirements.