Hobart Airport - RWY 30 RNP-AR - Noise Monitors

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Airservices Australia should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear Airservices Australia,

Airservices recently conducted Community Engagement on flight paths into Hobart Airport. Noise Monitors were discussed.

Could I please obtain a copy of all documents that directly related to the previously installed Noise Monitors in Primrose Sands and Connelly's Marsh TAS.
This would include location, supplier, calibration levels, actual noise data, results and findings that were used in ASA's decision making for these areas.

Yours faithfully,

Cathy Minnucci

MBX FOI, Airservices Australia

OFFICIAL

Dear Ms Minucci

Airservices Australia (Airservices) acknowledge the receipt of your request for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) which has been given the reference FOI 24-39.

You have requested access to the following documents:

a copy of all documents that directly related to the previously installed Noise Monitors in Primrose Sands and Connelly's Marsh TAS.
This would include location, supplier, calibration levels, actual noise data, results and findings that were used in ASA's decision making for these areas.

The statutory period for processing your request is 30 calendar days commencing from the day after the day the request for received, in this case 10 May 2024.

However, if your request captures documents that contains information concerning the business, commercial or financial affairs of another organisation or individual (third party), Airservices is required to consult with these third parties concerned before deciding on the release of those documents: see section 27 of the FOI Act.

If consultation is undertaken with third parties, the initial 30-day period for processing your request will be extended by a further 30 days (see section 15(6) of the FOI Act).

Airservices may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access to the documents you requested. We will notify you of any charges in relation to your request as soon as possible, before we process any requested documents.

Please note that subject to certain exceptions, information released under the FOI Act may later be published online on our disclosure log (http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/abou...).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at foi+AEA-airservicesaustralia.com .

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Dear Ms Minnucci

I write in regard to your request for documents relating to previously installed Noise Monitors in Primrose Sands and Connelly's Marsh TAS.

I have been advised that Airservices has a contractual relationship with a third party for the provision of noise monitoring services. As a result, I am in consultation with the relevant business areas regarding the searches for relevant documents.

The current due date for your request is Friday 7 June 2024. Due to the number of requests currently being processed by Airservices and the work involved in locating all relevant documents we may not be able to finalise your request by the original due date.

Airservices seeks your agreement (under s.15AA of the FOI Act) to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 7 days. This would extend the due date for your request to 14 June 2024.

Please let me know if you would like to discuss.

Kind regards
Ben

FOI Coordinator

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave
Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
airservicesaustralia.com

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Dear MBX FOI,

Thank you, Ben,

I am happy to accept your request for an extension until 14th June 2024

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Minnucci

MBX FOI, Airservices Australia

OFFICIAL

Dear Ms Minnucci,

Thank you kindly, much appreciated.

I will endeavour to provide you with a response as soon as possible.

Kind regards
Ben

FOI Coordinator

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave
Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
airservicesaustralia.com

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

I write further to your FOI request FOI 24-39 which requested:

 

“all documents that directly related to the previously installed Noise
Monitors in Primrose Sands and Connelly's Marsh TAS.  This would include
location, supplier, calibration levels, actual noise data, results and
findings that were used in ASA's decision making for these areas.”

 

I am still actioning this requesting and sourcing relevant documentation
from my internal stakeholders.  Unfortunately, one of those stakeholders
(who’s input I need to action this request) has been on leave.

 

Accordingly, I am not going to be in a position to issue an access
decision before the due date (which is today) and write to seek your
agreement to a 21-day extension for the processing of this request.  The
revised due date would be, 8 July 2024.

 

Please can you confirm your agreement to this extension of time by return.

 

Of course, if I can action your request before this time I will do so.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

I write further to email of 17 June.

I am still liaising with my colleagues in respect of your request (which
is likely to involve discussion with third party entities).

 

In these circumstances, I should be grateful if you could confirm your
agreement to an extension for our response until 8 July 2024.

 

Please note, we also have on file two email addresses from you which are
connected to this request.  Please could you confirm which is the
appropriate one to use?

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

OFFICIAL

From: MBX FOI <[Airservices request email]>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2024 12:31 PM
To: Cathy Minnucci <[FOI #11398 email]>; MBX
FOI <[Airservices request email]>
Subject: FOI 24-39

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

I write further to your FOI request FOI 24-39 which requested:

 

“all documents that directly related to the previously installed Noise
Monitors in Primrose Sands and Connelly's Marsh TAS.  This would include
location, supplier, calibration levels, actual noise data, results and
findings that were used in ASA's decision making for these areas.”

 

I am still actioning this requesting and sourcing relevant documentation
from my internal stakeholders.  Unfortunately, one of those stakeholders
(who’s input I need to action this request) has been on leave.

 

Accordingly, I am not going to be in a position to issue an access
decision before the due date (which is today) and write to seek your
agreement to a 21-day extension for the processing of this request.  The
revised due date would be, 8 July 2024.

 

Please can you confirm your agreement to this extension of time by return.

 

Of course, if I can action your request before this time I will do so.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

 

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

I write further to email of 17 June.

I am still liaising with my colleagues in respect of your request (which
is likely to involve discussion with third party entities).

 

In these circumstances, I should be grateful if you could confirm your
agreement to an extension for our response until 8 July 2024.

 

Please note, we also have on file two email addresses from you which are
connected to this request.  Please could you confirm which is the
appropriate one to use?

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

OFFICIAL

From: MBX FOI <[Airservices request email]>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2024 12:31 PM
To: Cathy Minnucci <[FOI #11398 email]>; MBX
FOI <[Airservices request email]>
Subject: FOI 24-39

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

I write further to your FOI request FOI 24-39 which requested:

 

“all documents that directly related to the previously installed Noise
Monitors in Primrose Sands and Connelly's Marsh TAS.  This would include
location, supplier, calibration levels, actual noise data, results and
findings that were used in ASA's decision making for these areas.”

 

I am still actioning this requesting and sourcing relevant documentation
from my internal stakeholders.  Unfortunately, one of those stakeholders
(who’s input I need to action this request) has been on leave.

 

Accordingly, I am not going to be in a position to issue an access
decision before the due date (which is today) and write to seek your
agreement to a 21-day extension for the processing of this request.  The
revised due date would be, 8 July 2024.

 

Please can you confirm your agreement to this extension of time by return.

 

Of course, if I can action your request before this time I will do so.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

 

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Dear MBX FOI,

Thank you, Marcus,
You have requested an extension of time until 8 July 2024 to provide further information in regard to the documents relating to the Noise Monitors.
I note this FOI request was made on the 9th May 2024, and this is the second extension request allowing you a further three weeks on top of the 7 days extended in June.
Once again, I can only hope that your extension request is truthful, and in saying that I am happy to wait again.
In regards to two email addresses, please use the bigpond address attached to this reply.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Minnucci

MBX FOI, Airservices Australia

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

I write further to the above FOI request and apologise for the delay in
replying while I have been working with my colleagues to understand what
documents we have in our possession which would respond to your request.

 

To confirm your request is as follows:

 

“a copy of all documents that directly relate to the previously installed
Noise Monitors in Primrose Sands and Connelly's Marsh TAS.  This would
include location, supplier, calibration levels, actual noise data, results
and findings that were used in ASA's decision making for these areas.” 
For brevity, I’ll refer to this description as ‘noise monitoring
documents’.

 

My understanding of your request is that you are seeking access to noise
monitoring documents which relate to Airservices’ decision to introduce
new flight procedures and flight paths at Hobart Airport in 2019. 
However, I can confirm that the noise monitors were only introduced as
part of the post implementation review process and did not form part of
the 2019 decision making process.   The purpose of the noise monitoring
was to compare the forecast aircraft noise levels against the actual
aircraft noise levels following the introduction of the new flight path
procedures.  In other words, the noise monitors were installed only after
the new flight procedures and flight paths were introduced at Hobart
Airport. 

 

Any request for noise monitoring documents used as part of our 2019
decision-making process is likely to result in a no documents decision.

 

While your request only mentions Primrose Sands and Connelly’s Marsh, I
can also confirm that an additional monitor was established at Richmond. 

 

Accordingly, I would like to propose that you replace your current FOI
request with an alternate request as follows”

 

“Documents relating to the installation of noise monitoring monitors at
Primrose Sands, Connelly’s Marsh and Richmond as part of Airservices Post
Implementation Review of its decision to implement new flight procedures
and flight paths at Hobart Airport in 2019, including location, supplier,
calibration levels, actual noise data, results and findings generated by
the noise monitoring”

 

This request would widen the scope to include the Richmond noise
monitoring, while focusing the request to clearly delineate documents in
Airservices’ possession which respond to the request.

 

Please let me know if you are comfortable with this approach or let me
know if I have misunderstood any element of your request.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

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Dear MBX FOI,

Marcus,
I thank you for your reply.

I am a little confused why your assumption includes information about ASA’s 2019 forecast noise levels used in ASA’s Flight Design stage of the flight paths into Hobart.

My request directly related to the previously installed Noise Monitors in Primrose Sands and Connelly's Marsh TAS. This would include location, supplier, calibration levels, actual noise data, results and findings that were used in ASA's decision making for these areas.
If you need to also include Richmond as part of my request, then I am happy to accept that.

In regards to your suggested changes to my FOI request, as long as the information is complete and does contain the inputs I require, then I can only trust your judgement.
Hoping that you are able to make the twice extended deadline ..now 8th July2024.

Thanking you

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Minnucci

MBX FOI, Airservices Australia

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I confirm that I have the relevant documents and am currently processing
them.

 

As the scope is changing to include Richmond I will process as a new
application, but you will receive our response before 8 July.

 

Regards

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

Further to our recent correspondence, I confirm receipt of your request
for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)
(FOI Act) which has been given the reference FOI 24-52.

 

You have requested access to the following:

 

Documents relating to the previously installed noise monitors at Primrose
Sands, Connelley’s Marsh and Richmond to include location, supplier,
calibration levels, actual noise data, results and findings that were used
in ASA’s decision making for these areas.

 

I confirm that this request supersedes your request FOI 24-39, which I
will treat as withdrawn.

 

The statutory period for processing your request is 30 calendar days
commencing from the day after the day the request for received.

 

However, if your request captures documents that contains information
concerning the business, commercial or financial affairs of another
organisation or individual (third party), Airservices is required to
consult with these third parties concerned before deciding on the release
of those documents: see section 27 of the FOI Act.

 

If consultation is undertaken with third parties, the initial 30-day
period for processing your request will be extended by a further 30 days
(see section 15(6) of the FOI Act).

 

Airservices may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access
to the documents you requested. We will notify you of any charges in
relation to your request as soon as possible, before we process any
requested documents.

 

Please note that subject to certain exceptions, information released under
the FOI Act may later be published online on our disclosure log
([1]http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/abou...).

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
[2][Airservices request email].

 

Regards

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

OFFICIAL

From: MBX FOI <[Airservices request email]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 2:37 PM
To: Cathy Minnucci <[FOI #11398 email]>; MBX
FOI <[Airservices request email]>
Subject: RE: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Hobart
Airport - RWY 30 RNP-AR - Noise Monitors

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I confirm that I have the relevant documents and am currently processing
them.

 

As the scope is changing to include Richmond I will process as a new
application, but you will receive our response before 8 July.

 

Regards

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

 

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

Please see attached decision on access.  Note this will be the first of
three email.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

OFFICIAL

From: MBX FOI <[Airservices request email]>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2024 11:41 AM
To: MBX FOI <[Airservices request email]>; Cathy Minnucci
<[FOI #11398 email]>
Subject: FOI 24-52 (Noise Monitoring)

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

Further to our recent correspondence, I confirm receipt of your request
for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)
(FOI Act) which has been given the reference FOI 24-52.

 

You have requested access to the following:

 

Documents relating to the previously installed noise monitors at Primrose
Sands, Connelley’s Marsh and Richmond to include location, supplier,
calibration levels, actual noise data, results and findings that were used
in ASA’s decision making for these areas.

 

I confirm that this request supersedes your request FOI 24-39, which I
will treat as withdrawn.

 

The statutory period for processing your request is 30 calendar days
commencing from the day after the day the request for received.

 

However, if your request captures documents that contains information
concerning the business, commercial or financial affairs of another
organisation or individual (third party), Airservices is required to
consult with these third parties concerned before deciding on the release
of those documents: see section 27 of the FOI Act.

 

If consultation is undertaken with third parties, the initial 30-day
period for processing your request will be extended by a further 30 days
(see section 15(6) of the FOI Act).

 

Airservices may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access
to the documents you requested. We will notify you of any charges in
relation to your request as soon as possible, before we process any
requested documents.

 

Please note that subject to certain exceptions, information released under
the FOI Act may later be published online on our disclosure log
([1]http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/abou...).

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
[2][Airservices request email].

 

Regards

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

 

OFFICIAL

From: MBX FOI <[3][Airservices request email]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 2:37 PM
To: Cathy Minnucci <[4][FOI #11398 email]>; MBX
FOI <[5][Airservices request email]>
Subject: RE: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Hobart
Airport - RWY 30 RNP-AR - Noise Monitors

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I confirm that I have the relevant documents and am currently processing
them.

 

As the scope is changing to include Richmond I will process as a new
application, but you will receive our response before 8 July.

 

Regards

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

 

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

Email 2 of 3.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

OFFICIAL

From: MBX FOI
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2024 11:43 AM
To: MBX FOI <[Airservices request email]>; Cathy Minnucci
<[FOI #11398 email]>
Subject: RE: FOI 24-52 (Noise Monitoring) - Decision on Access (Email 1 of
3)

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

Please see attached decision on access.  Note this will be the first of
three email.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

From: MBX FOI <[1][Airservices request email]>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2024 11:41 AM
To: MBX FOI <[2][Airservices request email]>; Cathy Minnucci
<[3][FOI #11398 email]>
Subject: FOI 24-52 (Noise Monitoring)

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

Further to our recent correspondence, I confirm receipt of your request
for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)
(FOI Act) which has been given the reference FOI 24-52.

 

You have requested access to the following:

 

Documents relating to the previously installed noise monitors at Primrose
Sands, Connelley’s Marsh and Richmond to include location, supplier,
calibration levels, actual noise data, results and findings that were used
in ASA’s decision making for these areas.

 

I confirm that this request supersedes your request FOI 24-39, which I
will treat as withdrawn.

 

The statutory period for processing your request is 30 calendar days
commencing from the day after the day the request for received.

 

However, if your request captures documents that contains information
concerning the business, commercial or financial affairs of another
organisation or individual (third party), Airservices is required to
consult with these third parties concerned before deciding on the release
of those documents: see section 27 of the FOI Act.

 

If consultation is undertaken with third parties, the initial 30-day
period for processing your request will be extended by a further 30 days
(see section 15(6) of the FOI Act).

 

Airservices may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access
to the documents you requested. We will notify you of any charges in
relation to your request as soon as possible, before we process any
requested documents.

 

Please note that subject to certain exceptions, information released under
the FOI Act may later be published online on our disclosure log
([4]http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/abou...).

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
[5][Airservices request email].

 

Regards

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

 

OFFICIAL

From: MBX FOI <[6][Airservices request email]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 2:37 PM
To: Cathy Minnucci <[7][FOI #11398 email]>; MBX
FOI <[8][Airservices request email]>
Subject: RE: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Hobart
Airport - RWY 30 RNP-AR - Noise Monitors

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I confirm that I have the relevant documents and am currently processing
them.

 

As the scope is changing to include Richmond I will process as a new
application, but you will receive our response before 8 July.

 

Regards

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

 

OFFICIAL

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Dear Ms Minnucci

 

Email 3 of 3.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

OFFICIAL

From: MBX FOI
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2024 11:44 AM
To: MBX FOI <[Airservices request email]>; 'Cathy Minnucci'
<[FOI #11398 email]>
Subject: RE: FOI 24-52 (Noise Monitoring) - Decision on Access (Email 2 of
3)

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

Email 2 of 3.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

From: MBX FOI
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2024 11:43 AM
To: MBX FOI <[1][Airservices request email]>; Cathy Minnucci
<[2][FOI #11398 email]>
Subject: RE: FOI 24-52 (Noise Monitoring) - Decision on Access (Email 1 of
3)

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

Please see attached decision on access.  Note this will be the first of
three email.

 

Regards

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

From: MBX FOI <[3][Airservices request email]>
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2024 11:41 AM
To: MBX FOI <[4][Airservices request email]>; Cathy Minnucci
<[5][FOI #11398 email]>
Subject: FOI 24-52 (Noise Monitoring)

 

OFFICIAL

 

Dear Ms Minucci

 

Further to our recent correspondence, I confirm receipt of your request
for access to documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth)
(FOI Act) which has been given the reference FOI 24-52.

 

You have requested access to the following:

 

Documents relating to the previously installed noise monitors at Primrose
Sands, Connelley’s Marsh and Richmond to include location, supplier,
calibration levels, actual noise data, results and findings that were used
in ASA’s decision making for these areas.

 

I confirm that this request supersedes your request FOI 24-39, which I
will treat as withdrawn.

 

The statutory period for processing your request is 30 calendar days
commencing from the day after the day the request for received.

 

However, if your request captures documents that contains information
concerning the business, commercial or financial affairs of another
organisation or individual (third party), Airservices is required to
consult with these third parties concerned before deciding on the release
of those documents: see section 27 of the FOI Act.

 

If consultation is undertaken with third parties, the initial 30-day
period for processing your request will be extended by a further 30 days
(see section 15(6) of the FOI Act).

 

Airservices may impose a charge for the work involved in providing access
to the documents you requested. We will notify you of any charges in
relation to your request as soon as possible, before we process any
requested documents.

 

Please note that subject to certain exceptions, information released under
the FOI Act may later be published online on our disclosure log
([6]http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/abou...).

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
[7][Airservices request email].

 

Regards

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

 

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From: MBX FOI <[8][Airservices request email]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 3, 2024 2:37 PM
To: Cathy Minnucci <[9][FOI #11398 email]>; MBX
FOI <[10][Airservices request email]>
Subject: RE: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Hobart
Airport - RWY 30 RNP-AR - Noise Monitors

 

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I confirm that I have the relevant documents and am currently processing
them.

 

As the scope is changing to include Richmond I will process as a new
application, but you will receive our response before 8 July.

 

Regards

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

 

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Dear MBX FOI,

Thank you, Marcus,
I am still going through your supplied documents for completeness.
I do note that you provided me Doc 9 and 10 (Full Release), but both are unable to be downloaded in full. Doc 9 is blank/ corrupted, and Doc 10 is also incomplete as well as containing data relevant to other Airports?

If you could check the Excel worksheets your end to ensure ALL noise monitoring data is included and resend it would be appreciated.

As you have access to all information before redaction, I am assuming Hobart Airport code for ALL data should be YMHB - please advise.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Minnucci

MBX FOI, Airservices Australia

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Dear Ms Minucci

 

Thank you for your email.

 

I’ve placed both documents in a zip file.  Please let me know if you are
still unable to see the data.  If not, I will see I can arrange for a file
transfer protocol to be set up to transmit the documents to you.

 

I believe files contains the noise monitoring from Richmond, Connelley’s
Marsh, and Primrose.  I believe, the other airports you are identifying
are where the incoming flight have arrived from.  However, I will check
this.

 

Also, more generally, please can I request that you include the FOI
reference number (in this case FOI 24-43) at the beginning of the subject
line of your correspondence as it assists in the easy processing of your
requests.

 

Marcus

 

Marcus Bourget

Authorised FOI Decision Maker

 

Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave

Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

airservicesaustralia.com

 

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Dear MBX FOI,
FOI 24-43
Thank you for your reply.
I have now been able to open Excel files.

If you could clarify airport data it would be appreciated.
Thanking you
Yours sincerely,

Cathy Minnucci