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Notification: Proposed Amendment to Regulations under Airports Act 1996 – Stage 1A Open for Consultation

See the email below from the Department of Infrastructure.
After some time of lobbying re the problems with the Airports Act, the government has responded below:
Feedback welcome to aviationreform@infrastructure.gov.au , info@macci.org.au and or local/federal members………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

Email Jan 11th 2022
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Communications (the Department) is seeking feedback on an initial package of amendments to regulations made under the Airports Act 1996 (the Act).

These amendments represent Stage 1A of a four-stage process the Department is undertaking to review and modernise arrangements covered by the Act. Stage 1A includes amendments to the Airports Regulations 1997 and the Airports (Ownership Interest in Shares) Regulations 1997 and covers the following areas:

  1. Leasing and subleasing;
  2. Streamlining reporting timelines relating to ownership; and
  3. Clarifying and simplifying language.

A summary of Stage 1B through Stage 4 is shown below and your feedback will be sought on any proposed regulatory changes:

  • Stage 1B: Modernising the Act including examining the definition of an airport site and infringement notice schemes.
  • Stage 2: Streamlining Commonwealth responsibilities; control of on-airport activities; and quality of service monitoring, reports and accounting.
  • Stage 3: Increasing flexibility and modernising environment protection, building control and protection of airspace.
  • Stage 4: Legislative reform

Further information on the proposed legislative reforms and the Regulation Impact Statement for Stage 1A can be found via the website here.

Please note that the Consultation for Stage 1A is open until 11:45pm on Monday, 7 March 2022.

We look forward to receiving your feedback.
Airport Reform Team

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