Preliminary Airspace Review Pilbara 2020

Closed 22 Apr 2020

Opened 27 Feb 2020


The Office of Airspace Regulation is conducting a review of the Pilbara basin in Western Australia.

The review will evaluate the fitness for purpose of the airspace within 100 nautical miles radius of Coondewanna airport (YCWA) from the surface up to Flight Level 180.

CASA is required to conduct regular reviews of Australian-administered airspace under the Airspace Act. The Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) is responsible for conducting these reviews on behalf of CASA.

The OAR determines the need and priority for an airspace review based on information related to annual aircraft and passenger movements, aviation incidents and any feedback or information provided on issues related to airspace activity.

Documents for review

A copy of the Terms of Reference for the airspace review within the Pilbara region is provided below. This includes a downloadable Word copy and PDF of this consultation for ease of distribution and feedback within your organisation. Please use the on-line consultation form for your response.

Unless an answer is required or mandatory, you can answer as few or as many of the questions as you like.

If you would like to provide further feedback, please email 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 We Are Consulting

We are seeking feedback to understand industry and community issues, observations or positions regarding safety, efficiency and improvements to the current airspace in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

It is anticipated that the review process will take approximately six months. The review document will then be released for final public consultation.

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 a Summary of Consultation which summarises the feedback received.

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

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  • CASA Staff
  • Aerodrome operators
  • Air operators
  • Flight training organisations
  • Pilots
  • Sports aviation operators
  • Air traffic controller
  • Air traffic service providers


  • Airspace and infrastructure
  • Sport and recreational aviation
  • Air travel