About 2000 residents have their say on Perth Airport’s new runway

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PERTH Airport has received around 2000 public submissions during its consultation period for its third runway project.

A spokeswoman said that represented less than one per cent of the 300,000 residents contacted in areas surrounding the airport or in suburbs under proposed flight corridors.

“The public consultation period for the New Runway Project provided nearly three months for the public to provide a submission,” she said.

“During this time, Perth Airport undertook an extensive community consultation process for the project.

“Perth Airport is committed to having due regard for all issues raised by public submissions to the projects Major Development Plan (MDP).”

All public submissions will be presented to the Federal Government as part of the MDP approvals process.

The final plan will be published following Federal Government approval.

Nearly 10,000 homes will be newly affected by night time aircraft noise when the third runway comes online, with mapping showing suburbs to the east and south/south-east of the airport are the most likely to be newly exposed or experience an increase in aircraft noise.

Among the hardest hit are parts of Forrestfield, High Wycombe, South Guildford and Wattle Grove, which could experience up to 200 extra noise events each day.

The community consultation period ended August 24.