Qld - Shoalwater Bay Training Area - ASMTI Expansion

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    Start 07/09/2022
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    Royal Australian Air Force - Joint Airspace Control Cell

    The Australian Government has purchased land in the vicinity of Shoalwater Bay, Queensland under the Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI).


    This brief outlines the proposal to expand military restricted areas adjacent to existing Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) restricted areas in support of this initiative,
    referred to as Shoalwater Bay Expansion.

    RAAF - Joint Airspace Control Cell (JACC) is providing assistance with the design, assessment and consultation of the proposal at the request of Department of


    The issue

    The proposal notes the following key issues:

    • Location and design of new SWBTA restricted areas (RA)
    • Impact to En Route Chart Low air-routes (activation height dependant)
    • Impact on adjacent land-owner use of airspace above private property.

    ASMTI seeks feedback from the aviation community on the proposal.



    Department of Defence proposal to expand Shoalwater Bay (SWBTA) restricted areas under the Australian - Singapore Military Training Initiative.


    Defence propose four new Restricted Areas to segregate military and civil activity in the interest of public safety.

    See attached proposal summary.

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    Royal Australian Air Force - Joint Airspace Control Cell

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