Why is consultation necessary?
The regulatory framework applicable to the work of the office of airspace regulation (OAR) requires consultation to be undertaken with relevant stakeholders whenever an airspace change is proposed.
What is consultation?
Consultation involves the sharing of information and the consideration of issues raised to provide a sound basis for decision making. Relevant matters to consider in the consultation process include:
- protection of the environment
- efficient use of airspace
- equitable access to airspace
- ICAO obligations
- best practice
The OAR actively engages stakeholders as it formulates new regulatory material for the application of Government policy, examines strategic directions for airspace evolution, or considers particular changes to the Australian airspace architecture.
Consultation - airspace stakeholders
The OAR's stakeholders are those who have a common interest in the use of Australian airspace. They include airline and airport owners and operators, domestic and international aviation industry associations, air navigation service providers, pilots, the general public, and Government. The regional airspace and procedures advisory committees (RAPACs) Australia wide also provide an effective consultation forum for matters that include airspace change propoals. Read about the RAPACs.
Airspace and aerodrome consultative forum (formerly airspace consultative forum)
Read about the airspace and aerodrome consultative forum.