The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is proud of its ‘fly neighbourly’ policy at RAAF Base Williamtown, which reduces aircraft noise for existing homeowners.
One way Air Force reduces aircraft noise around RAAF Base Williamtown is to reduce flights over existing, heavily populated, residential areas.
New developments, inside zones of the Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) map that are deemed unsuitable by the relevant Australian Standards, will expose new homeowners to aircraft noise.
It is unreasonable to expect Air Force to reduce the noise impact for homeowners that knowingly purchase new properties within ANEF zones unsuitable for residential housing by the relevant Australian Standards.
New developments, inside the ANEF map zones, including 153 Richardson Road / 2 Halloran Way Raymond Terrace will expose new homeowners to aircraft noise – both now with F/A-18A/B Hornets and in the future with the F-35A (Joint Strike Fighter). This land aligns with the RAAF Base Williamtown runway and aircraft noise is unavoidable.
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2025 ANEF Map extract: 153 Richardson Road
2025 ANEF Map extract: 153 Richardson Road with runway
2025 ANEF Map extract: 153 Richardson Road with fast jet arrivals (each line is one aircraft arrival at RAAF Base Williamtown)
2025 ANEF Map extract: 153 Richardson Road with fast jet departures (each line is one aircraft arrival at RAAF Base Williamtown)
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