Sunday, November 11, 2012

Aircraft Noise

Aircraft noise in some Brisbane suburbs is a serious concern.  With the new runway being proposed for Brisbane airport, there will be more noise in my suburbs.  It is so much of a concern that REIQ now has a tool to try to ascertain if a property is now or will soon be impacted by flight noise.  From an REIQ press release from Friday:

The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) and Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) announced a ground-breaking partnership aimed at empowering property buyers and agents through mutual education around current and future flight paths.  The partnership, which is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia, is the result of both organisations’ desire to prevent situations where buyers make an investment without fully understanding current and future flight activity near that property.

Through this partnership, both the REIQ and BAC will use a collaborative approach to promote online tools that outline current flights paths and noise levels, in addition to future flight paths and areas of higher aircraft noise.

BAC CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe said: “We consider REIQ to be an excellent partner and we were delighted they welcomed our invitation to form a partnership for the good of the state and the industry.  With the REIQ’s property website,, going from strength to strength and the Institute being a leader in Queensland, we were impressed by both their reach and their focus on educating the industry.  It’s no secret that buying a property for residential or investment purposes is one of the most intensive and stressful things a person can do. The last thing we want to see is someone going through that process, only to find that they are not aware of a current or future flight path. These are long term decisions and we want people to feel as informed and empowered as possible."

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