City of Perth backs Swan River helipads

City of Perth backs Swan River helipads

9-Nov-2015 Source: City of Perth

The City of Perth has given its support to the Department of Parks and Wildlife to approve proposed helipads on the Swan River.

The proposal entails the installation of two helipads for two-years, that will service both commercial and emergency service helicopters.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said tourism is a major driver of Perth’s economy and this proposal will create a new attraction and experience for both visitors and locals.

“Located within walking distance of the Bell Tower the helipads will add to the dynamic foreshore precinct of Barrack Square Jetty and Elizabeth Quay,” Ms Scaffidi said.

“However, the final decision on whether or not the helipads are approved lies with the Department of Parks and Wildlife.”

Council’s support of the helipad proposal is subject to strict environmental impact monitoring and operation restrictions that cover flight paths, operating hours, helipad use and commercial operating.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said the Swan River is Perth’s beautiful centre piece and it is imperative the City continues to play a part in its use and development.

“The maintenance and protection of the Swan River is the number one priority for the City and the effects of helicopters utilising the helipad will be closely monitored,” Ms Scaffidi said.

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