The Queenstown Airport Liaison Committee (QALC) was formed in October 2013 and meets quarterly.  It is a forum and interface between the Airport and the community and other stakeholders regarding issues related to noise at Queenstown Airport.

Its responsibilities include hearing about noise incidents from the residents and monitoring how QAC deals with those complaints. Members of the public who have contacted QAC with a complaint about noise incidents are invited to raise their concerns at the start of the meeting.  

Information typically presented at the committee meetings would consist of aircraft activities, unplanned engine testing incidents, a complaints register summary, and the QAC operational report which includes updates on the roll out of the noise mitigation plans. The Annual Aircraft Noise Contours are also reviewed according to a scheduled timetable by the Committee. 

There are 10 committee members comprising an independent chairperson, 3 community representatives, 1 QLDC representative, 1 Airways NZ representative, 1 airline representative, 1 general aviation representative and 2 Queenstown Airport representatives.

The members of the Airport Liaison Committee are:

Jane Taylor

Independent Chair

Gregory Miller

Community Rep (Kelvin Peninsula Community Association)

Steven McIsaac

Community Rep (Jack’s Point Residents Association)

Scott Freeman

Community Rep (Frankton Community Association)

Eleanor Trueman

Committee Secretary/Queenstown Airport Community Noise Liaison Manager

Colin Keel

Queenstown Airport CEO

Mike Clay

Queenstown Airport General Manager - Operations and Safety

Clayton Lightfoot

Airspace Management Rep - Airways NZ, Chief Air Traffic Controller for Queenstown and Milford airports 

Justin Tighe-Umbers

Scheduled Airlines Rep – Board of Airline Representatives NZ, Regulatory Manager

Dave Matthews

General Aviation Rep – THL Quality Assurance Manager

Caleb Tien

QLDC Rep - Council Planner