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March 7, 2021

Fingal fudging figures

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Fingal is hundreds of feet lower than Banora Point and Terranora, and also a lot further away. Few aircraft fly directly over Fingal, while Banora Point and Terranora suffer all of the air traffic. The noise levels at Banora and Terranora are massive compared to Fingal.

Fingal complaints are so huge compared to the number of persons actually making the complaints it shows evidence of a systematic attempt to gain special treatment through misrepresentation.

To add insult to injury, Fingal residents want their flights re-directed over Banora Point to give them peace and quiet. Thank you very much!

And, this farce makes front-page headlines?

How about some balanced reporting? Grab a decibel meter and spend some time in each area, then report the facts, not be a victim of a few self-appointed publicists.

M Briggs
Banora Point

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  1. I am simply amazed at the negative remarks coming from a small minority of residents at Fingal, Kingscliff & Salt that are simply looking at their own circumstance and not looking at the future of the whole northern rivers / gold coast future when it comes to expansion & development. Anyone that resides in the local area would know that the noise impact is felt largely on residents in the Banora Point / Terranora & Currumbin areas and that these residents are the least to complain. Why we may ask? Simply we get on with lives and enjoy the lifestlye that this area gives us. If you don’t like it stop whinging or move. As far as justifying this as an environmental issue please get your heads out of the sand and see what else is happening araound Australia. I garantee there are areas suffering far worse environmental mismanagemants than ours. Gold Coast Airport is the 5 largest in Australia and the economic impact and benefit it has on the region far exceeds the impact it has on the delicate few. At the end of the day we must remember that it is important to encourage a balance between growth of the region and harmonisation of the area.


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