Maintaining a safe operating environment
The protection of the immediate airspace around Tennant Creek Airport is essential to ensure that we maintain a safe operating environment and provide for future growth for the airport.
The airspace around is protected under the Commonwealth Airports Act 1996, the Airports (Protection of Airspace) Regulations 1996.
International standards have been adopted that defines the prescribed airspace for Tennant Creek. The Obstacle Limitation Surfaces (OLS) are designed to provide protection for aircraft flying in or out of the airport when the pilot is flying visually (by sight).
The OLS is generally the lowest surface and is designed to provide protection for aircraft flying in or out of the airport when the pilot is flying visually (by sight).
The OLS is integral in assessing proposed developments in and around the airport that may intrude on the protected airspace. Enquiries about Tennant Creek Airport’s prescribed airspace can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Controlled activities require assessment and approval before they can be carried out and include the following:
- Constructing permanent structures, such as buildings, intruding into the protected airspace
- Temporary structures such as cranes intruding into protected airspace
- Any activities causing intrusions into the protected airspace through glare from artificial light or reflected sunlight, air turbulence from stacks or vents, smoke, dust, steam or other gases or particulate matter.