• Central Coast Airport at Warnervale. (Google Earth)
    Central Coast Airport at Warnervale. (Google Earth)

The NSW government is calling for public submissions to its review of the Warnervale Airport Act 1996.

According to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, the purpose of the review is to "reduce uncertainty created by the activation of the 'flight movement restriction' provisions of the Act."

That provision restricts movements at Warnervale Airport to no more than 88 take-offs and landings per day, which does not apply unless a new runway is built or an existing one extended, which Central Coast Council may have triggered when they did works on the runway in 2015.

NSW state MP for Terrigal Adam Crouch announced the review in October last year.

Infrastructure and planning expert Abigail Goldberg will conduct the review with Director of the Pacific Region for the Air Traffic Control Association and airport management expert Peter Fiegehen providing input from an aviation perspective.

"The review will look at the Airport’s operations under the Act and assess how the airport should be regulated into the future," the NSW government said. "It will consider a wide array of aspects, including its provision for flight movements and runway length, to how the airport is run and how well the Act interacts with other legislation.

"While the review will consider the impact of the Act, commercial decisions about the Airport are a matter for Central Coast Council as its owner."

Written submissions to the review will close on 28 February with the report due to be delivered to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces in April.

Submissions can be made on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.

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