In January 2010, EAPL established a Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG). The CACG replaced the Essendon Airport Noise Management Working Group.

The CACG is the primary community consultation forum for noise issues.

Attendees at the CACG meetings include: 

  • Local Federal Member of Parliament
  • Local State Member of Parliament
  • MVCC councillor
  • 2 community representatives nominated by 2 local federal members of Parliament
  • Representatives of Airservices Australia and Department of Infrastructure and Transport are invited guests at each meeting. The Aircraft Noise Ombudsmen has also attended meetings of the CACG.

Initiatives undertaken by EAPL in conjunction with the CACG include: 

  • Implementation of the first Fly Neighbourly Agreement in Australia;
  • Local fly neighbourly procedures to encourage helicopter operations at the northern end of runway 17/35 to use the green belt area;
  • An EAPL staff member spending the night at the home of a local resident to gain a better understanding of the noise issues that were impacting on this particular person;
  • Arrangements were made for another resident to meet the CEO and Chief Pilot of a local airfreight company to discuss their concerns and gain a better understanding of this particular business;
  • A new engine test site which uses the existing formation of the adjacent freeway overpass to absorb noise was trialled and is now a confirmed location for engine test runs.

The Terms of Reference for the Group is available here.

Minutes of meetings will be made available on the Essendon Airport website after approval by the Community Aviation Consultation Group.

CACG Meeting Minutes 21.11.14

CACG Meeting Minutes 15.03.15

CACG Meeting Minutes 12.06.15

CACG Meeting Minutes 04.09.15

Airservices CACG Update Handout 12.06.15

Noise Statistics March 2015 - March 2015

CACG Meeting Minutes 20.11.15

CACG Meeting Minutes 11.03.16 

CACG Meeting Minutes 17.06.16

Results of Environmental Dust Deposit Monitoring 10/2/2016 to 11/4/2016

CACG Meeting Minutes 09.09.16

CACG Meeting Minutes 18.11.16