Suburb’s unfair noise burden

But in the 15 years he has lived in the area, the number of aircraft flying overhead has increased from none to one plane every two to three minutes, and the rate could yet increase.

Proposed changes by airport management firm Airservices Australia (ASA) could result in redirection of all aircraft landing from the south over Canning Vale between 10pm and 5am.

�(In the past) it�s happened with no consultation and any time I�ve gone to ask questions, (ASA) redirects me to their website,� he said. �I�m happy to share the load but we�ve got everything (at the moment).�

Mr Gaskin and about 1000 other affected residents have signed petitions and reached out to Tangey MHR Dennis Jensen, to no avail.

�We want answers to our questions, and to be acknowledged,� he said.

This week ASA will hold a �community drop-in session� at Canning Vale Community Centre to give residents a chance to seek more information on proposed changes.

ASA stated the proposed changes in Perth were an opportunity for noise improvements, and changes would come about through satellite-assisted navigation technology called Smart Tracking.

The changes will require establishing a flight path over the Perth Hills south-east of the airport, which ASA said would move aircraft farther away from some residential areas.

A Chinese-speaking session is on this evening from 6pm and there will be an English-speaking seminar tomorrow from 6pm. A representative from the aircraft noise ombudsman will be in attendance.

Mr Gaskin urged the community to find out more and raise any concerns with ASA.

�Sometimes people need to turn up the flame and give people hope something can be done,� he said.