Designated public area for the flying of small electric remote control aircraft under four kilograms

Principal Petitioner Steven Gilbert, Morningside
Date Closed Sat, 11 Nov 2017 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 132 signatures

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Residents draw Brisbane City Council's attention to the shortage of public designated areas for the use of remote control aircraft under four kilograms. As Council may be aware, the rising sales of drones and foam electric aircraft has exploded with nearly every home now having some sort of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). Unfortunately at this stage there is no public designated area in Brisbane to fly these aircraft over 500 grams. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has a new app ('can i fly there?' app) that states RPAs can be flown in Brisbane parks, but the Brisbane City Council still has a ban on the activity. There is a park at Bacton Road, Chandler, (old dump site) that would be suitable for the flying of remote controlled aircraft.

Your petitioners therefore request a discussion and swift action on the issue, and to supply the public designated area as stated in the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law. Adelaide City Council has successfully implemented designated areas for the public in their city and this should set the precedent for our city.