Community Consultation Group

The overall role of the Darwin International Airport Community Consultation Group is to consult on community issues arising from Airport operations and developments.

Specifically, the work of the Consultation Group will include:

  • existing and proposed Airport development and operations
  • steps being taken to implement or develop the Airport’s Master Plan
  • noise (including aircraft noise) and environmental issues
  • ground transport and access issues
  • improvements or changes to airport facilities
  • relevant reports from Department of Infrastructure and Transport, Airservices Australia and Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • the contribution of the airport to the local, regional and national economy.

The Consultation Group is not there to resolve airport or aircraft related complaints or resolve aviation related commercial disputes.

For further information contact




Daryl Manzie

Independent Chair

Nigel Browne

Traditional Owners (Chairman, Larrakia Development Corporation)

Lesley Alford

Environment (Environmental Consultant)

Andrew Hardy

Aircraft Operator (CEO Hardy Aviation)

Justin Boydell

Airport Business (General Manager Rydges Darwin Airport)

Greg Bicknell

Business Sector (CEO NT Chamber of Commerce)

Dawn Lawrie

Community (Community member)

Grahame Webb

Community (Community member)

WGCDR Wes Perrett

Department of Defence  (CO 13SQN/Senior ADF Officer RAAF Base Darwin)

Justine Nordin

Department of Defence (Regional Manager NT Defence Support)

Trevor Cox

Tourism Sector (General Manager Tourism Top End)

Ian Kew

CEO Darwin International Airport

 In addition, the following federal organizations are observers who attend meetings and present reports to the Community Consultation Group:
• Department of Infrastructure and Transport – attends all meetings;
• Airservices Australia – attends most meetings;
• Civil Aviation Safety Authority – attends as required.