Dis­cus­sion on drones

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Com­mu­nity mem­bers and or­gan­i­sa­tions are be­ing en­cour­aged to have their say on the safety reg­u­la­tions of drones.

In­fra­struc­ture and Trans­port Min­is­ter Dar­ren Ch­ester said the fed­eral govern­ment was keen to sup­port growth and in­no­va­tion of this fast mov­ing in­dus­try whilst main­tain­ing a high safety stan­dard.

“Given the wide in­ter­est in drones I am en­cour­ag­ing as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to have their say on the de­vel­op­ment of fu­ture safety reg­u­la­tions for drones,” Mr Ch­ester said.

“I am very pleased that nearly 1000 peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions have al­ready sub­mit­ted feed­back.”

There are five key is­sues be­ing ex­am­ined: drone regis­tra­tion; train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion of drone op­er­a­tors; geo-fenc­ing; counter drone tech­nol­ogy; and fu­ture ap­proaches to drone avi­a­tion safety reg­u­la­tion.

The dis­cus­sion pa­per on drone safety reg­u­la­tion is open for com­ment un­til Septem­ber 22.

To ac­cess the dis­cus­sion pa­per and pro­vide feed­back visit: con­sul­ta­tion.casa.gov.au/reg­u­la­tory-pro­gram/dp1708os

War­ragul team man­ager Ross Breadon (left) re­ceives his award from Am­bu­lance Vic­to­ria chief ex­ec­u­tive Tony Walker.

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