Good turnout at the last Mudjimba Residents’ Association meeting with very heated discussions.
On the Agenda:
- Remembrance Day Service
- MRA Submission to the Councillor Complaints Review Panel – September 2016
- Amendments to the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 – Twin Waters Wet Development
- Helicopter Noise
- ResDev Subcommittee Report
- Update on MCU15/0069 Vacant Land at David Low Way development
The first part of the meeting finished around 9.30pm. The committee continued for another hour with the general business.
The MRA meetings are held the FIRST Tuesday of every second month @ 7.00pm in the Association’s Community Hall located at 41 Cottonwood Street Mudjimba. Last meeting in 2016 will be on 6th December @ 7pm.
Media coverage from this meeting.
“Ban developer donations” says Mudjimba Residents Association” By Richard Bruinsma
The Mudjimba Residents Association has suggested a ban on campaign donations from “developer, lobbyists and related businesses” in local government elections, and for pledges of $500 and more to be revealed publicly before polling day.
The suggestions are included in a submission by the association to the Queensland Government’s “Independent Councillor Review Panel”, which is investigating the procedures currently in place to examine and deal with complaints made against local governments.
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Airport chopper noise headache unfixable By Richard Bruinsma
Becker Helicopters responds to noise issue
Becker Helicopters has assured it is sympathetic to the noise concerns of residents who live around Sunshine Coat Airport, and added that it has for almost a decade been trying to work with local councils to find solutions.
The company is in the unenviable position of conducting a training business that is noisy, and faced with considerable controls and restrictions that leave it little choice but to operate at Sunshine Coast Airport.
“There is a lot of history to the efforts we have made to alleviate noise and adjust our operations,” Becker Helicopters owner and Chief Flying Instructor Mike Becker said.
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Blame game hinders chopper noise solution
A solution to the helicopter noise issue for Marcoola, Mudjimba, Pacific Paradise, Twin Waters and even Coolum residents appears hamstrung by ambiguity over who exactly is responsible for dealing with complaints.
Sunshine Coast Council, which owns the airport, directs residents to lodge their noise complaints to Airservices Australia, which is “responsible for managing airspace in Australia” while Airservices Australia suggests the airport “is a council run airport (Sunshine Coast Regional Council)”, adding it has no power to stop helicopter training there.
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Helicopter noise responsibility hazy
MRA criticises impact of 6-degree runway change