Land­ing ap­proval sought

Re­sort plan for chop­per

Wanneroo Times - - News - Tyler Brown

JOON­DALUP Re­sort in Con­nolly has ap­plied for ret­ro­spec­tive ap­proval to park and store a he­li­copter.

The City of Joon­dalup is seek­ing feedback on the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for the Coun­try Club Boule­vard re­sort.

The pro­posal in­cludes park­ing and stor­ing a he­li­copter on the ten­nis courts with a max­i­mum of five trips per week be­tween 9am and 7pm. Records show the re­sort has been used for he­li­copter flights since Novem­ber 2017.

An acous­tic re­port sub­mit­ted with the ap­pli­ca­tion said the noise as­so­ci­ated with the he­li­copter take-off and land­ing would “not ad­versely im­pact on the amenity of nearby res­i­den­tial premises, based on the low fre­quency of events and the rel­a­tively fast noise ex­po­sure time”.

How­ever, rec­om­men­da­tions have been made to fur­ther min­imise the ef­fect of the noise, in­clud­ing re­strict­ing flight times to the day only; the flight path to fol­low the golf course fair­way to en­sure low fly­ing at take-off and land­ing is not over nearby res­i­den­tial premises; vary­ing routes into and out of the site; re­duc­ing speed and avoid­ing sharp ma­noeu­vres near the site; and min­imis­ing idling when on the ground.

Un­der the City’s district plan­ning scheme, the ap­pli­ca­tion is seek­ing a dis­cre­tion be­cause it is an “un­listed use”.

Sub­mis­sions can be made un­til Oc­to­ber 3 at info@joon­dalup.wa.gov.au.

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