A community alliance campaigning against noise generated from Brisbane’s Airport’s new runway has told Australian Aviation flight paths need to be reworked from scratch.
State transport minister Andrew Constance said the project, set to commence “in the coming months”, would generate 14,000 jobs, including 250 for apprentices.
The safety authority cited "insufficient evidence" in its decision to increase the allowable tailwind for aircraft, which would have seen fewer planes flying over the inner-city.
Glen Sowry was previously the national flag carrier’s head of public affairs and government relations and his last role was as CEO of retirement village providers Metlifecare.
The significant intervention on Wednesday came as the airport revealed passenger numbers during the last financial year dipped to their lowest level since 1994, failing to crack 8 million.