Brisbane danger area changes

Closed 1 Jun 2021

Opened 20 May 2021

Overview

The Office of Airspace Regulation is seeking your feedback on a proposal to change danger areas in the vicinity of Archerfield, Redcliffe and Sunshine Coast aerodromes, Queensland.

Background

Brisbane’s airspace was previously altered on 21 May 2020 due to the new parallel runway at Brisbane aerodrome.

After this change, it was noted that danger areas D672 and D629 had portions of their volumes in Class C airspace. These areas were established to warn other airspace users of flying training associated with Archerfield and Redcliffe aerodromes.

In the last AIRAC cycle, Airservices proposed changes to remove these danger areas from Class C airspace but there was not sufficient time to make further refinements to the proposal. The OAR considers that further changes are necessary to improve the design of D672, D673 and D675 at Archerfield and D629C near the Sunshine Coast. 

The proposed design is intended to:

  • better align these areas with controlled airspace boundaries near Archerfield
  • remove an unnecessary geographical border on the edge of D675/D672B which creates inconsistent airspace boundaries across different products
  • remove the portion of D629C within the Sunshine Coast’s Class D airspace.

Proposal

We are proposing to:

  • remove the newly created D672B (effective 17 June 2021)
  • move the northern boundary of D673 north to the controlled airspace boundary
  • move the eastern boundary of D675 west to the controlled airspace boundary.

More information is available in the report below inlcuding a visual terminal chart of the area. 

Documents for review

A copy of the proposal is provided in the report below.

If you would like to provide further feedback, please email OAR@casa.gov.au. Feedback submitted by email will be considered but cannot be published publicly. 

Further information about airspace regulation and the airspace change process is available on the CASA website.

Why your views matter

Why we are consulting

We are seeking your feedback regarding the proposal and how it will impact your operations. 

What Happens Next

Once the consultation has closed, we will register and review each submission received through the online response form. We will make all submissions publicly available on the Consultation Hub, unless you request that your submission remain confidential. We will also publish the final report on our website.

Information about how we consult and how to make a confidential submission is available on the CASA website.

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Audiences

  • Aerodrome operators
  • Instructors and flight examiners
  • Flight training organisations
  • Pilots
  • Sports aviation operators
  • Air traffic controller
  • Air traffic service providers
  • Part 173 of CASR Instrument flight procedure designers
  • Aerodrome owner/operators

Interests

  • Airspace and infrastructure