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Kalamunda has say on new runway

TRAFFIC, construction, environment and noise concerns were highlighted in the City of Kalamunda’s submission to the Perth Airport Major Development Plan New Runway Project.

The City requested further documentation be provided and works carried out as part of its submission.

These include a traffic impact assessment, construction and haulage management plans and community engagement for long-term management of road closures.

The City also requested a flora and fauna survey be undertaken to minimize impacts on existing native flora and fauna and pushed for the purchase of land containing rare wavy-leaved smokebush (Conospermum undulatum).

“We would also like to see the installation of a vegetation buffer on the eastern boundary of Perth Airport to improve visual amenity and provide for fauna habitat,” Mayor John Giardina said.

The funding of an insulation scheme for noise affected residents, a stormwater management plan and ongoing monitoring of Munday Swamp were also noted.

In regards to continued noise concerns raised across the Perth Hills, the City asked for a reduced use of the new runway from late evening to early morning and further studies to identify health impacts from aircraft emissions.

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