Hobart Runway 30 - Airservices Australia Board of Management

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Dear Airservices Australia,

RE: details regarding Airservices Australia Board of Management
Our Board, as our governing body, is responsible for deciding the objectives, strategies and policies we follow, and ensuring that we perform our functions in a proper, efficient and effective manner. In particular the Board committee that deals with sustainability,
environment and community.

Please provide copies of Board minutes from July 2017 - April 2024 that includes references to Hobart Airport Flight Path changes 2017 to present.
In particular I am requesting minutes that refer to:
- Environmental assessments that would have been completed
- Runway 30 RNP-AR
- other tabled and discussed issues around community engagements, lawsuits,
flight path decision-making, noise and emissions.

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 24-34.

You have requested access to the following documents:

Copies of Board minutes from July 2017 - April 2024 that includes references to Hobart Airport Flight Path changes 2017 to present.
In particular I am requesting minutes that refer to:
- Environmental assessments that would have been completed
- Runway 30 RNP-AR
- other tabled and discussed issues around community engagements, lawsuits,
flight path decision-making, noise and emissions.

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 11 April 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 .

Kind regards
Ben

FOI Coordinator

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

OFFICIAL

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MBX FOI, Airservices Australia

OFFICIAL

Dear Ms Minnucci

Your Freedom of Information Request +IBM- Notice of consultation requirements

I refer to your email dated 11 April 2024 in which you requested access under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) to the following documents:

Board minutes from July 2017 - April 2024 that includes references to Hobart Airport Flight Path changes 2017 to present.
In particular I am requesting minutes that refer to:
- Environmental assessments that would have been completed
- Runway 30 RNP-AR
- other tabled and discussed issues around community engagements, lawsuits,
flight path decision-making, noise and emissions.

Third party consultation

As your request covers documents which contain information concerning the business affairs of an organisation, Airservices is required to consult with the third party concerned (under section 27 of the FOI Act) before making a decision on the release of those documents.

If the third party being consulted objects to the release of relevant documents concerning them, Airservices will take their submissions into account when making a decision on whether to grant you access to the documents.

Extension of FOI processing timeframe for consultation

In accordance with subsection 15(6) of the FOI Act, the period for processing your FOI request has been extended by 30 days to enable Airservices to undertake the third party consultation.

Kind regards
Ben

FOI Coordinator

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

OFFICIAL

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Dear MBX FOI,

Thank you for your reply,
It seems that when any request heads towards the mandatory 30-day reply period, an extension is requested...in this case a further 30-days.

I am in no position to assess what is actually going on your end, so I can only trust that your reply Ben,
as ASA FOI Coordinator, is truthful.

So, in trusting that it is truthful, I will patiently wait another 30 days for your reply that addresses my request.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Minnucci

MBX FOI, Airservices Australia

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Dear Ms Minnucci
Please find the attached notice of charges in respect of your FOI request.
Kind regards,
Ben
FOI Coordinator
 
Alan Woods Building, 25 Constitution Ave
Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
airservicesaustralia.com

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30 - Airservices Australia Board of Management
 
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Dear MBX FOI,

Thank you for your reply,
It seems that when any request heads towards the mandatory 30-day reply
period, an extension is requested...in this case a further 30-days.

I am in no position to assess what is actually going on your end, so I can
only trust that your reply Ben,
as ASA FOI Coordinator, is truthful.

So, in trusting that it is truthful, I will patiently wait another 30 days
for your reply that addresses my request.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Minnucci

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Dear MBX FOI,

Good afternoon, Ben,
Thank you for your time in looking for documents that address my request.
I do not believe in the interests of all concerned that I should have to pay for this information.
The Airservices Australia Board of Management, is responsible for deciding the objectives, strategies and policies that ASA follow.
In my opinion, the ASA Board committee that deals with sustainability, environment and community have failed in their responsibility to the thousands of residents whose home is currently being crop dusted by low flying aircraft at or around 1,000ft. We are being subject to extremely high levels of aviation noise, ultra-fine particles and aviation soot and flight volume levels from ZERO to above 10,000 flights per year. No mandatory environmental impact assessments were undertaken.

I humbly request you release the BOM documentation without imposing any cost so that we can fully understand what processes were undertaken to inflict this enormous health and safety burden on our communities.
Hoping ASA BOM will re-review their role and hold those ASA Executives accountable and move this flight path.

Yours sincerely,

Cathy Minnucci

MBX FOI, Airservices Australia

OFFICIAL

Dear Ms Minnucci

Your Freedom of Information Request +IBM-Decision to waive the charges.

I refer to below FOI request and notice of charges.

On 27 May 2024, I informed you that you were liable to pay the amount of +ACQ-134.89 to process your FOI request.

On 29 May 2024, you requested the charges be waived on public interest.

I have considered your submission and have decided to waive your charges as per your request.

Please note the processing time for your request was on hold until a decision with respect to charges was made, as such the due date for your request is now 17 June 2024.

Kind regards
Ben

FOI Coordinator

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

OFFICIAL

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Dear MBX FOI,

Ben,

The waiver of the fees is appreciated.
I will continue to now wait for the BOM documents.

Yours sincerely,
Cathy Minnucci