2035 ANEF for RAAF Base East Sale


Currie & Brown / Department of Defence


RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria

Completion date


Development of the new 2035 ANEF contour, incorporating new Pilatus PC-21 and relocated training school operations.

Scope of Services

Marshall Day Acoustics' work involved:

  • Preparation of 2035 Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF) for RAAF Base East Sale
  • Measurement of PC-21 operational noise levels, and derivation of Noise Power Distance (NPD) data, suitable for input to the 2035 ANEF model
  • Forecasting future noise levels around RAAF Base East Sale for a range of operating scenarios, including seasonal variations and routine training operations
  • Establishing baseline noise conditions, noise modelling, analysis of flight paths and movement statistics, and the preparation of 2015 Australian Noise Exposure Index
  • Presentations at community and local government consultation events

“MDA was engaged by Defence to produce the 2035 ANEF for RAAF Base East Sale. The team’s technical knowledge, analysis, professionalism and stakeholder engagement met our requirements and allowed for noise maps to be developed in an efficient manner. Defence was extremely satisfied with the services provided by the team from MDA”

Squadron Leader Sonny Benaim, Infrastructure Manager, Aircrew Training Project Office – Project AIR 5428