Our Commitment to Sustainability
Hawke's Bay Airport’s vision is to be New Zealand’s most sustainable airport by embedding sustainability at the heart of everything we do. The framework through which we will achieve this vision is identified in our Sustainability Policy
Airport Noise Boundary - Background
The current Airport Noise Boundary in the City of Napier District Plan was based on predicted airport noise between 1995 and 2010. This modelling period has now passed, and although the Airport is currently operating well within the existing boundary, there is a need to update the modelling into the future.
Currently there is a single Air Noise Boundary surrounding the Airport in the City of Napier District Plan. This approach is unusual, and differs from the approach now taken by most commercial airports in New Zealand and recommended in New Zealand Standard 6805:1992.
A new Airport Noise boundary has therefore been modeled in accordance with the New Zealand Standard NZS6805:1992 and is aimed to ensure that the provisions in relation to the Airport noise adequately cater for the growth through to 2040. The proposed revised boundaries will be considered as part of the pending review to the Napier City Council District Plan
As defined in the operative City of Napier District Plan, the Airport Noise Boundary is a boundary defining the limits of the area within which the average night-weighted sound exposure over a 24 hour period, associated with the use and operation of an airport exceeds 10 pascal-squared seconds (pasques) or 55 Ldn, as measured in accordance with New Zealand Standard 6805:1992 "Airport Noise Management and Land Use Planning".