Reduce light aircraft traffic hovering Wellington

Petition details

Noflyzone is asking for the Wellington City Council to stand for the communities impacted by the noise of recreational aircraft by implementing a complete ban of fly-over residential areas as well as a mechanism to ensure light aircraft can't circle around the Miramar peninsula (or any residential zone for that matter).

Submitted by Benoit Pette
Date declined 4 June 2020
Status Declined

Background information

Recreational aircraft flying low over Wellington are an unnecessary pollution. For the benefits of a handful, the Eastern suburbs are enduring frequent flyovers. Flying at low altitude, they create constant buzz. Circling over the harbour, these planes destroy the soundscape of thousands of residents (especially those at the vertical of the corridor) and outdoors lovers. The planes fly away, but the noise keeps being heard tens of kilometers around, for long period of times.



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What happened to this petition?

This petition was declined for the following reason:

The request was outside of Wellington City Council's jurisdiction. 

Airspace is designated and classified by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and WCC has no enforcement powers.