To seek members feedback on a proposed discrete frequency for Ballina and new frequency for Lismore, Casino and Evans Head.

The issue

The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) has identified that frequency congestion around Ballina, Lismore, Casino and Evans Head aerodromes could be reduced through the allocation of a separate Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) for Lismore and Casino.

Ballina aerodrome shares its radio frequency of 124.2 MHz with Lismore, Casino and Evans Head aerodromes. These aerodromes have a large mix of traffic and over the last decade have become busier. Changes have been made in the Ballina area to create a broadcast area to ensure radio calls are being made to help other flights with traffic awareness.
The OAR has visited the Ballina area on numerous occasions and conducted extensive consultation with stakeholders, which have consistently raised concerns regarding frequency congestion in the area as a result of the shared radio frequency.  Further information can be found here:

Please see attached paper for further information.

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Office of Airspace Regulation

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Start 22/10/2021
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