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In The News

It is great to see the media sharing concerns about the commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield.

Media wishing to contact us are welcome and our media releases can be shared below.

 
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September 8, 2019

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

'Aboriginal land claim threatens to stall divisive Katoomba airfield lease' and is complicating efforts to award a controversial long-term lease over a dirt airstrip in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.

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September 1, 2019

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

'Potential to scare tourists away': Bitter dispute engulfs Katoomba airfield over a remote dirt airstrip becoming a major tourism hub for regular charter flights in and out of the World Heritage Area.

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August 9, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE

Strong response to Katoomba Airfield. More than 1,500 submissions were made to the department of industry over the future of Katoomba Airfield.

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August 3, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS NEWS

Blue Mountains Residents Travel Hours to Hear their Petition Debated. Where Were the Ministers?

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July 18, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE

Have your say on Katoomba Airfield - Katoomba Airfield opponents presented the 12,000-strong petition to Trish Doyle in May. It will be debated in state parliament on August 1.

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June 20, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE

Opposition to Katoomba Airfield plans. There were about 100 people at the meeting, with the overwhelming majority against the airfield proposal. 

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June 14, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE

Information sessions about the airfield. The NSW Government will hold public information sessions over the next two weeks to help inform the Blue Mountains community about a lease proposal for Katoomba Airfield.

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March 31, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE

Opposition to Katoomba Airfield plans. There were about 100 people at the meeting, with the overwhelming majority against the airfield proposal.

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May 17, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE

Blue Mountains council has recognised the significant concern within the community about the proposed commercial lease for Katoomba Airfield at Medlow Bath.

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March 18, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE

Concerns over noise disturbance at Katoomba Airfield. Opposition to plans for helicopter flights at Katoomba Airfield is growing. A meeting at Blackheath heard of locals' concerns about noise and disturbance to wildlife.

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February 14, 2019

BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE

Upper Mountains residents meeting rejects commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield. Residents expressed concerns about the commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield at a community meeting on February 12.

Media Releases
 
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August 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

Blue Mountains City Council opposes Commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield. Sydney needs to know what is at risk.

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August 1, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

Katoomba Airfield Community Group go to Parliament - No Ministers.

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July 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

Over 12000 people call on the NSW Government to stop the threat of helicopter noise over the Blue Mountains.  

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August 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

Blue Mountains City Council opposes Commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield. Sydney needs to know what is at risk.

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August 1, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

Katoomba Airfield Community Group go to Parliament - No Ministers.

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July 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

Over 12000 people call on the NSW Government to stop the threat of helicopter noise over the Blue Mountains.  

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May 10, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

Katoomba Airfield Petition hits 10,000+ Signatures, will be presented to Parliament

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March 14, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE
Blackheath Community Joins Battle against Commercialisation of Katoomba Airfield

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March 3, 2019

MEDIA  RELEASE
Katoomba Airfield Petition hits 5,000 signatures.

 
Letters to the Editor
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April 24, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Helicopter overflights discovered to be a free for all after speaking with CASA. CASA also does not have the equipment to police numerous flights over the mountains or anywhere.

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March 6, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Negative Impacts - Even the Blue Mountains Strategic plans states helicopter overflights are inappropriate.

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March 6, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Residents and tourists come to the mountains for the Serenity.

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April 24, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Katoomba Airfield already on the map and no consultation has occurred. 

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March 6, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wilderness For All - Once the genie is let out of the bottle it is very hard to put back. 

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April 17, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Helicopter Flights - Shock and dismay, a bush walkers concerns.

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March 27, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Lease Concerns - Increased concerns due to departmental corporate conflict. 

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March 27, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thump Thump Thump - History repeating itself, unsustainable tourism.

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March 27 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Noise vs Nature - National Parks not a place fr sit down joy rides. 

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July 3, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Airfield Fears- Flights paths go over local and residential water supplies.

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July 10, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Poor Consultation  - A process under question.

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July 10, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Noise vs Nature - National Parks not a place fr sit down joy rides. 

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July 10, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Have Your Say - The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil but by those who watch and do nothing.

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May 29 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Not so Dulcet Tones - Where will all the helicopters and aircraft taking off from Katoomba Airfield fly over, who are the unsuspecting victims.

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September 8, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Sydney Morning Herald - Katoomba is not Suitable for Flights