10 drone launch pads to go live in parks around Brisbane
Seeing drones in the sky is going to become common place in Brisbane. 10 brand new launch pads are set to go live throughout the city.
It follows a surge in demand from drone enthusiasts who have taken part in Brisbane City Council’s Australian first trial of the drone zone parks since December last year.
Since the very first trial of the drone zone parks late last year there has been a major rise in demand from drone fans.
There was overwhelming positive feedback from the hundreds of residents who took part in the trial said the Council's environment, parks and sustainability committee.
80 per cent of the 700 people who provided feedback supported providing space in parks for the launch and landing of drones said the Council.
The current sites will remain in place after a review and the Council will look to for additional sites that drone enthusiasts could lease for racing and other fixed-wing aircraft activities.
Drones between 500g to 2kg in weight will be allowed to continue to use the launch pads at the 10 parks announced the Council.
Some of the locations allowed to launch drones include Canterbury Park at Bald Hills, the Common Park at Coorparoo, Wishart Community Park and Carindale Recreation Reserve.
Additionally Keperra Picnic Grounds Park, Lacey Road Park in Carseldine,and Cliveden Park in Fig Tree Pocket are also in the 10 parks with launch pads.
Small drones under 500g that comply with CASA regulations and flight restrictions around Brisbane and the Acherfield Airports are still allowed to fly.
The announcement comes prior to the World of Drones Congress that will be located at the Brisbane Convention Centre.