* Increased departures of jet aircraft, during fairly recent times, over the local community are increasing impacts of noise in particular.
* No currently known genuine community engagement process, including a development application process and associated environmental assessment, occurred for such jet operations.
* Shellharbour Council, however, have stated that, "There are two jet aircraft currently based at Council's airport. They are operated by Gojet and are used for charter services. There are existing approvals for the operation of these aircraft" [Council email 24 April 2008].
* Council also stated that, "There is no learjet based at Illawarra Regional Airport. In regards to light jet aircraft movements at IRA, I advise that this activity is permissible. Light jets have used the facility for many years.The airport is a public facility. I note that these aircraft are not involved in providing scheduled services". [Council email 4 March 2008].