In the News

FoSH is keen to represent The Community View.
These articles are presented to inform you of issues impacting on the harbour.
We hope they help you form an opinion.

1 December 2013
New action group formed to protect the world's most beautiful harbour

FoSH was born from last year's attempt by a private helicopter company to have a floating heliport moored in the harbour.

16 July 2013
Court Rejects Long Island Helicopter Noise Routing Appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld the FAA’s right to impose the mandatory overwater North Shore Route on helicopter traffic over New York’s Long Island.

By Mark Huber, AIN Online
26 June 2013
Sydney Harbour helipad fiasco exposes official bungles

A scathing report into the O'Farrell government's approval of a floating helipad in Sydney Harbour has identified numerous failures of communication and culture among wide layers of the state's bureaucracy.

By Jacob Saulwick, SMH
1 May 2013
Sydney Harbour Heliport Review Report (independent review)

"In the case of the Newcastle Helicopters proposal process, there were some concerning instances of apparent failures to accept either direct or shared organisational accountability."

By Peter L D Loxton
23 December 2012
No-fly zone: helipad plan grounded

The controversial Sydney Harbour floating heliport has been put on hold following a storm of criticism over the state government's handling of the project.

By Jonathan Swan, SMH
21 December 2012
Chopper plan in tailspin as harbour anger grows

Opponents of the helicopter platform may yet sink the plan

By Deborah Snow and Jonathan Swan, SMH