Following the success of our "Solutions to flight noise" community forum, where almost one hundred people gathered to express their outrage at excessive flight noise across Brisbane, we are moving to action.
David Diamond, Larissa Waters and I all spoke at the forum and echoed the same sentiments; Brisbane Airport Corporation has tricked our communities with its consultation and been ruthless and callous in its implementation of the second runway.
Join us on the 2nd of June at 8am at BAC's corporate office. We will be protesting the current flight path model and flight path abatement policies and calling for change. If you're keen to help us organise the action, go here.
For more information on the history of the problem and my proposed solutions, go here.
On the 2nd of June, we will be demanding a Sydney style curfew, a new flight path operation model done with real consultation that doesn’t just shift the problem onto other residents, and a total cap on flights. Our plan is to disrupt BAC’s administration, rather than disrupting roads or inconveniencing our fellow residents.
As I said at the forum, the situation we find ourselves in is the result of decades of privatisation and a political system that gives big corporations like BAC enormous power at the expense of the community.
The only way we can win is with people power. I look forward to seeing you there.