Following this accident, the Old Bar Airstrip Committee decided to close the airstrip for the duration of subsequent Old Bar Beach Festival and similar public events. They indicated that the airstrip may be opened to users prior to upcoming festivals to pre-position static display aircraft only, but that the airstrip will be closed during the festival itself.
The airstrip committee also indicated that they reviewed their policy for approving operators to use the airstrip. The committee decided to continue to require individual pilots or representatives of defined groups to obtain permission to the use the airstrip. In this respect, the committee advised that it considered a defined group to include an aero club or a vintage or aircraft type association whereby the representative has the authority to brief participants about operations at the airstrip.
The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken and proposed by the Old Bar Airstrip Committee, in combination with the action intended by the Old Bar Beach Festival Committee, should lead to improvements that adequately address the safety issue.