Noise and risk

Central Leader - - OPINION -

We have lived in Green­lane for 17 years and have be­come very con­cerned over the in­crease in air traf­fic/noise over our house in Matai Rd.

It seems com­pletely wrong to have the grow­ing vol­ume of air traf­fic fly­ing over us/cen­tral sub­urbs, as we are so far from the air­port.

I am wo­ken most Sun­day morn­ings by in­ter­na­tional flights that go right over us early and peak at around 7.23am.

I have found the noise of­fen­sive and am very con­cerned that it will only in­crease as the city gets larger.

It is a noise con­cern as well as a safety con­cern.

Cities like Syd­ney have dealt with this more ag­gres­sively and I think it is time we re-route the bulk of air traf­fic away from pop­u­lated sub­urbs that are not near the air­port and keep them nearer to the air­port. dis­tur­bance in the early morn­ing of May 5, 2013.

I was wo­ken by a flight at home (Moun­tain Rd, Epsom) at 3am in the morn­ing. the same level of sound. I do some­times have to block my ears.

They look to be fly­ing re­ally low down when you see them.

One, painted black, was fly­ing so low that it looked like it would crash in Epsom.

It cer­tainly is mak­ing me think about mov­ing.

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