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Old 4th Apr 2014, 02:04
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Noosa Airstrip

Good Morning and Happy Friday Everyone !


Am hoping that someone here might have some information on the Noosa Airstrip ?


I haven't been able to find any information regarding wether it is a private strip or owned by council.


Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Enjoy the blue skies this weekend !
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Old 4th Apr 2014, 02:37
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Hey QLDPilotGuy,

According to the ERSA online the remarks have Restricted OPS, PVT. A phone number and email address is listed.
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Have you checked your ERSA?


Seems to be privately run. Try [email protected] or 0400 902 166.
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Old 4th Apr 2014, 06:55
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Long time ago it was privately operated but perfectly friendly.

They used to lock the gates maybe sunset to 8/9am ?!?!? - if still so, an early departure might involve a bit of a walk. Used to have no lighting (or approaches), day VMC only.
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Which one - there is at least three.
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Depends on what you are in.

A microlight, land at Teewah. But no transport or anything except angry model fliers who want to kill you for putting ruts in their strip.

A Cessna, Noosa airstrip near Noosa Civic. Privately owned and run, gravel road to negotiate. See ERSA

Sensible aircraft, land at Sunny Toast at Maroochydore. Rental cars, taxis, buses, coffee......

A helicopter, depends on where you want to be. Lots of options. But just don't make any noise while you are sorting your options, very vocal couple of people up here who have the ear of the local MP.
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Old 5th Apr 2014, 23:42
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Ahhh, the RPT Twotters and Nomads on final over Lake Weyba, running the gauntlet of the pelicans, ibis and cormorants. Gee, how long ago was that .......?
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Anyone have any up to date info here. No response to email and the phone number in ERSA is disconnected.
Flew in there maybe 10y ago without issue.
Cheers!
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Old 7th Jul 2022, 01:53
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Anyone have any up to date info here. No response to email and the phone number in ERSA is disconnected.
Flew in there maybe 10y ago without issue.
Cheers!
Went for a drive up there to check it out about 6 months ago during the day on a sunny Saturday and the gate was locked with private property sign displayed so I couldn’t get anywhere near it to even see buildings or aircraft.
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I sent an email about one year ago,no response!!
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It is private, but it's most definitely still active. The number in the ERSA leads you to a bloke who I assume owns the land. Planes come in and go every known and then. From memory it's around $20 to land.
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Still privately owned. Permission required. Depending on aircraft size, landing fee is $50. About 900m usable, gravel centre with 100m bitumen turning node at the north western end. Don't stray off the strip as the sides are very soft. Bitumen parking area at the Lake Weyba end. Once again, be careful where you taxi. Tall trees at the North Western end, so land from the East and takeoff to the East, wind permitting.
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A pity no one can start a service to/from BNE. Caravans might be ideal and economical.

The Bruce Hwy these days is fraught with risks of extended delays.
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Caravan Service

Find me a guaranteed customer that’ll pay a few thousand dollars for each aircraft trip five times per week, and I’ll bring a Caravan or two.
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A pity no one can start a service to/from BNE
And you could call it Noosa Air. Oh, wait a minute……
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Aeropelican in the Twin Otters in the 90's till whenever they stopped seemed to do alright, multiple services per day.
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Article about the airstrip today in 'Noosa Today'. I'm unable to post the link here for some reason...
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Article about the airstrip today in 'Noosa Today'. I'm unable to post the link here for some reason...
Thou shall not post URL's until one's post count <= 10...But here's the article:

Sounds like a typical Council poking their nose where it doesn't belong. Go to the meeting (you're allowed to make a presentation) stand up and ask the question "Where would you like Careflight and the RFS to operate from?"
After operating for decades without Noosa Council development approval, Noosa Airfield has appealed an enforcement notice issued to them by council to apply for planning approval.

During council’s Planning and Environment Committee meeting on Tuesday councillors heard the airstrip on Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville, had obtained original town planning consent in the 1990s but that had lapsed “years ago“.

A rezoning approval sought by the airfield from the state government to operate as a Special Facility was never completed, officers told the meeting.

Council staff only became aware the airstrip was in use in 2016-17 when they investigated complaints of numerous trucks carrying fill to the site.

Their investigation discovered the clearing of vegetation and the placement of a significant amount of uncontrolled fill material and builders demolition material into a manmade waterway.

Officers said since then they had “encouraged“ the owner to submit a development application to operate the airstrip and issued formal notices to request the submission of an application but it had not been met with a satisfactory outcome, and the owner had appealed an enforcement notice to comply in the Planning and Development Court.

Officers said they have received recent complaints from residents near Lake Weyba about aircraft noise coming from the airstrip.

Noosa Today questioned several residents on Lake Weyba Drive about aircraft usage and was told they were aware of aircraft, mostly ultralights using the airstrip, they believed local airplane owners stored their aircraft in hangars on site and that the strip had been used by emergency service aircraft during emergencies including recent floods and fires.

The residents spoken to made no complaints about aircraft noise but said they had known the airstrip existed before they moved to the area. The airstrip is shut to public access.

Cr Brian Stockwell said the operator was basically claiming squatters’ rights – if you haven’t taken action until now, you can’t take action now. Cr Tom Wegener asked if council would be liable if there was a crash and the airstrip was found to be operating without approval. “Airstrips have safety issues around them,“ he was told. “We aren’t a regulator of aircraft movements,“ Noosa chief executive officer Scott Waters told the meeting. “Our role is about regulation on-ground approval.“

Officers said the planning scheme supported an airstrip on the site and there was nothing to indicate it was dangerous.

They said the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) had been advised the site approval had lapsed.

“Their response has been it’s for council to address,“ the officer said.

A spokesman for CASA said they categorised the private airstrip as an unregulated facility called an aircraft landing area (ALA) and they had no involvement in the issue.

“It is the responsibility of the ALA operator and /or a pilot to determine the suitability of the facility for use,“ CASA said.

In its appeal against the enforcement notice, Noosa Airfield claimed “council has consented to the use continuing; sought to recognise its existence through its planning schemes, and did not raise any concerns about the absence of approvals until 2018 and therefore it would be unreasonable to require Noosa Airfield to apply for a development approval“.

The appeal notice also suggests that residents’ complaints should be given little weight given the airstrip’s existence was well known in the locality and was consistent with the planning scheme’s intent for the site, informing the reasonable expectations of the community.

The issue has been referred to council’ general committee meeting next Monday for more discussion.
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Don’t forget “councils” (sic) corporations are run by expert business managers and like to be in total control and micro manage citizens actions. Permits … and fees are the go to help fill the trough. Compliance is all the go.
They have the power, money(yours) and the time.
Corporatised like CAsA, councils are an arm of the State, and ‘local’ government is a misnomer.
And we all know how CAsA behaves.!
As for anyone in a council having any knowledge of aircraft / airfield users requirements … Forget it.
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