MP hopes to give noise the chop

ABORIGINAL Affairs Minister and Noosa MP Glen Elmes is not about to audition for a new television pilot, Chopper Rescue, but he is keen to do what he can to help curb the annoying overhead flyovers of helicopters headed to the Teewah landing strip for commercial training.

Mr Elmes's Noosa Civic electorate office has been contacted by residents concerned by the increased level of chopper traffic being experienced over Noosa - most of it coming and going from the old airstrip.

And he is keen for anyone writing into the Noosa News asking for some representations from him on the matter to contact his staff.

"This increased air traffic follows the closure of Caloundra Airport and the change of air traffic use for this purpose through the Sunshine Coast Airport," Mr Elmes said.

"I am determined to do whatever I can to lessen the noise impact on residents right along the affected sections of the coastal strip of the Noosa electorate.

"I am in the process of contacting all of the responsible authorities in order to try and find a solution to the problem."

He said with no commercial helicopter flights allowed around Caloundra or the Sunshine Coast Airport, Noosa was "copping the lot rather than having the flight space shared out".

Mr Elmes said the matter was largely a Sunshine Coast Council concern as it held trusteeship of the land.

While fixed-wing aircraft are banned from the old Second World War 428ha landing strip surrounded by national park, it has been used by ultralights, model flyers and for emergency helicopter landings.

Mr Elmes is keen to see land remain for emergency landing and community use.

"I would ask that all affected residents make contact, either by phoning 5449 8988 or email so that I know who they are and, as further information comes to hand, I can then supply that information to them," Mr Elmes said.

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