Kempsey Airport’s draft Noise Management Plan and Fly Neighbourly Advice open for comment for 12 weeks

Media release - 7 February 2019

A final draft report for managing noise and the ongoing use and development of Kempsey Airport is now open for community comment and feedback.

The draft Noise Management Plan (NMP) and Fly Neighbourly Advice (FNA) documents will be on public exhibition for 12 weeks as part of Kempsey Shire Council’s multi-staged project to reviewing Airport operations.

Specialist consultants, The Airport Group, were engaged in July 2018 to conduct a noise monitoring study and use the data to prepare the draft documents.

Council’s Director Corporate and Commercial, Stephen Mitchell, said the release of the draft report followed a review meeting between specialist consultants, The Airport Group, and Kempsey Airport Reference Group (KARG) late last year.

“This is an issue of importance to our local community and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to work constructively with the key stakeholders to reach this significant milestone of releasing the draft report for public comment,” Mr Mitchell said.

“I encourage community members to read the draft documents, which are quite complex and technical in nature, and give their informed input into the future operations of our Airport.”

Council will hold an information session in late March 2019 to provide community members with a further opportunity to discuss the documents.

To view the draft documents on Your Say Macleay, visit 

Submissions close on Friday, 26 April 2019. Community feedback will then be reviewed and assessed before a final report is presented to Council for consideration.