Dear Airservices Australia,
Re: recently released document:
Hobart Airport Noise Abatement Procedure (NAP) trial proposal - Flight Path
Design Assessment Outcome
Survey was incomplete and misleading.
Regarding your survey:
Q: Could I please obtain the total number of survey respondents by community and option selected.
Q: Could I please obtain total number of residents in the Southern Beaches Area that should have had the opportunity to be included in your survey.
Good afternoon Cathy
Please find attached the decision the request FOI 23-29.
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Dear MBX FOI,
I thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, I am not sure that I have been as clear as I thought.
Q1: the total number of survey respondents by community and option selected.
You have stated 100 people completed the survey, but only 91 were considered in this Report.
You also referred me to page 4 but Document 1 has NO page numbers - did you publish the whole Report?
I am assuming you are referring to Figure 4 but it represents only the broader category.
A: Is it possible to obtain the 1-5 Options that were part of your survey by each area point you have listed on your Figure 4 map?
B: Is it also possible to obtain actual numbers per Option 1-5 rather than in %?
In regard to Q2: the total number of residents in the Southern Beaches Area that should have had the opportunity to be included in your survey.
The ABS figures you provided are of the Tasman and Sorell Area totalling over 19,300 residents.
If this is the area that your survey encompassed then 91 respondents would be far too low to obtain any relevant survey information.
I can also see survey bias in Figure 4 whereby those living directly under the flight path and most effected by your decision were not even given any higher weighting factor compared to those communities not effected at all!!
Also with due respect, it is also very easy to say everyone had an opportunity to participate in the survey but in reality you know this is untrue given many residents do not use or would not have the ability to utilise and navigate to your online survey.
I am disappointed that Airservices Australia continue to dismiss the common-sense option of moving the Hobart Flight path only 13km East over the water back to the pre-2017 flight path.
I thank you once again and will wait for further information around A & B above.
Dear Airservices Australia,
Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Airservices Australia's handling of my FOI request 'Noise Abatement Trial - Survey'.
I have not received information regarding my FOI questions A & B on the 15th October 2023.
I have waited nearly a month and nothing has been forthcoming???
A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/n...