There’s a draft plan up describing the proposed second runway at Brisbane airport. And in spite of the fact that Ascot and Hamilton are named as areas likely to be affected by increased airline traffic patterns, I’m all in favour. The truth of the matter is that flights are only diverted over land in Brisbane when weather conditions are bad or when jets need to be placed in a holding pattern in order to wait in turn to land. A second runway would certainly reduce the need for holding patterns for flights and therefore potentially *reduce* noise over this area.
However, being me, I did have a look at the report and was just tickled by the rather unfortunate naming choice of urban planners selected to write the report.