Curfew 4 Canberra has been formed in response to the dramatic changes proposed in Canberra Airport’s draft 2008 Master Plan, in particular the unrelenting night time aircraft movements and the impact this will have on the quality of life for all residents of the Canberra region. Its membership draws on the residents associations of Pialligo, Hackett, Watson, North Canberra, Gungahlin and Jerrabomberra. One of our key platforms is the introduction of a night time curfew at Canberra Airport.
Canberra International Airport is planning massive expansion under its latest draft Master Plan. It wants to become Sydney’s second airport, including a 24-hour airfreight hub. Unlike Sydney, we don’t have a night time curfew. There will be bigger planes with much greater frequency – up to 1 plane movement every 2 minutes. There are significant social & environmental costs to the Canberra & Queanbeyan communities.
Curfew4Canberra core objectives:
- To secure an 11pm-6am curfew;
- To oppose Canberra Airport becoming a 24 hour freight hub;
- To oppose Canberra Airport becoming Sydney’s 2nd Airport;
- To oppose the construction of a parallel (third) runway.