I am writing with reference to the proposed airfield and aircraft hangar at 79 Netherwood Lane, Bass (‘18 objections to recreational airfield’, Sentinel-Times, November 3, 2020.)
Up to 40 flight events (20 take-offs and 20 landings) per day 365 days per year on a flight path following the Link Road (not the Bass Highway) will heighten the risk of driver distraction and serious motor vehicle accidents on a busy two-way road with cars travelling at 100km/h.
Up to 40 flight events per day 365 days per year on a flight path following the shoreline of Westernport Bay will threaten this internationally significant RAMSAR site which is vital for the health of its inhabitants consisting of abundant marine species, birdlife and native animals.
Up to 40 flight events per day 365 days per year on either flight path will adversely impact livestock on surrounding farmland with the possibility of distress, escape, injury and a consequent decrease in farm income.
Up to 40 flight events per day 365 days per year on either flight path will be a source of visual and noise pollution destroying the peace and natural beauty of this desirable location.
Up to 40 flight events per day 365 days per year on either flight path will benefit a minority and negatively impact the health, well-being and quality of life of the many residents living nearby.
Up to 40 flight events per day 365 days per year on either flight path will be regulated by whom?
I trust that the incoming Bass Coast councillors and the community will consider this application very carefully.
Julie Adkins, San Remo.