An independent review is underway to determine how Central Coast Airport should be managed and regulated into the future.
The Warnervale Airport (Restrictions) Act 1996 imposes restrictions on the future development and operation of the airport.
Terms of Reference for the independent review of the WAR Act state that the overall objective is to remove the current uncertainty created when the airport runway was extended, thereby triggering the flight movement restriction provisions of the Act.
Following a review of the Act in 2017, a compliance investigation by the Department of Planning determined that the former Wyong Shire Council extended the runway thereby triggering the daily flight limit contained in the Act of 88 movements.
This current review is to make recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces on necessary legislative amendments required to facilitate the operations of the airport in a manner consistent with that prior to when the flight movement restrictions were triggered.
Generally, other matters to be considered will be whether the Act remains relevant and necessary, review of flight movement restrictions, runway length, operations of the airport, how well this Act interacts with other relevant legislation, and comparison of statutory frameworks for other airports of similar scale around the country.
Findings of the review are expected to be provided to the NSW Government by the end of March.
2019 Review Terms of Reference, Warnervale Airport (Restrictions) Act 1996