State Planning Policy 5.3 - Land use planning in the vicinity of Jandakot Airport

The policy applies to land in the vicinity of Jandakot airport, which is, or may in the future, be affected by aircraft noise.
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Opened in 1963, Jandakot Airport is the principal general aviation airport in Western Australia, and is one of the busiest airfields and largest aviation training bases in Australia. It is an important element of transport infrastructure, servicing both the region and the State as a whole and makes a significant contribution to the economy of the local area.

It is important however to recognise the physical context in which the airport is situated, and to minimise as far as practicable, adverse impacts on adjacent development such as aircraft noise, which is the focus of this Policy. The objectives of this policy are to:

  • protect Jandakot Airport from encroachment by incompatible land use and development, so as to provide for its ongoing, safe, and efficient operation
  • minimize the impact of airport operations on existing and future communities with particular reference to aircraft noise.

SPP 5.3 is predicated on the Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF), which was prepared by Jandakot Airport Holdings in consultation with Airservices Australia. The ANEF is referenced in this policy, which ensures all future revisions of the ANEF are incorporated into the policy automatically and concurrently.  

A copy of the endorsed ANEF can be found on the Jandakot Airport website 

The department will inform the public of any future reviews of the ANEF via this web page.

To make an aircraft noise complaint please contact Airservices Australian via the Air Services Australia website 

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