NSW - Draft Ballina airspace review

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    Start 22/06/2022
    AEST 14:59
    End 16/07/2022
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    The Office of Airspace Regulations (OAR) is seeking feedback from relevant stakeholders on the draft airspace review of Ballina, New South Wales.

    The issue

    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is seeking your comments on the draft airspace review of Ballina, New South Wales.

    The review was conducted to assess current risks and propose solutions. The draft review has identified three areas of concern:

    • Frequency congestion
    • Heightened risk of separation incidents
    • Situational awareness

    Nine recommendations to improve safety have been identified through stakeholder engagement and analysis. They are designed to adopt a graduated approach to reducing airspace risk at Ballina intended to build up to a controlled aerodrome service with an associated control zone and control area steps.

    We are seeking your feedback on all aspects of the draft review, including the recommendations and timeframes.

    Your feedback, together with other evidence and data, will help us continue working with stakeholders to finalise the best way to implement a graduated approach to improve safety and reduce risks.

    The final timeframes will be influenced by your feedback and what is realistic for putting the final solutions in place.

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    Office of Airspace Regulation, CASA