AusALPA Position Paper - AGE 2/2018
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC) is the federal government department tasked with the responsibility of protecting the airspace associated with Australia’s ex-federal airports. This task involves comprehending and applying internationally agreed airspace protection safety standards, subject to aviation safety advice from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
When it comes to assessments made through this approvals process, AusALPA asserts that the regulatory system is flawed due to an inappropriate bias that mandates that development proposals or airspace penetrations must be granted unless almost impossible to achieve risk thresholds are breached.
ACCEPTING PENETRATIONS OF THE OBSTACLE LIMITATION SURFACES AT AUSTRALIAN AIRPORTS