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Bankstown Airport Environment Strategy Process

Bankstown Airport Environment Strategy

The purpose of the Airport Environment Strategy is to meet the Airport’s obligations under the Airports Act 1996 and the Airports (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997. 

The Airport Environment Strategy identifies the Airport Lessee Company’s (ALC’s) objectives for environmental management of the Airport, sources of environmental impact associated with airport operations and outlines the environmental management strategies and actions that will be implemented at the Airport over the five years of the Strategy. It forms the central management tool that is used to ensure integrated management of ground-based activities at the Airport, in order to minimise the impacts of activities at the Airport on the environment of the Airport and its surroundings. 

Airport Environment Strategy Review

The Airport Environment Strategy is reviewed at least every five years. Public consultation is undertaken in the course of the review.

Purpose of the Preliminary Draft Airport Environment Strategy

To assist with public consultation a preliminary document is prepared for issue during the consultation period. This preliminary document is the starting point in our consultation with the public. In this document, known as a Preliminary Draft Airport Environment Strategy, we review our environmental achievements against the previous Airport Environment Strategy and use these to inform our objectives for environmental management of the Airport over the next five years.

We issue the Preliminary Draft Airport Environment Strategy for public consideration and comment for a period of at least 60 working days. 

Preparation of the Draft Airport Environment Strategy

Following the public consultation period submissions received in response to the Preliminary Draft Airport Environment Strategy are considered and the document is amended as warranted in the light of the points that have been raised. 

The revised document then known as the Draft Airport Environment Strategy is lodged for consideration with the Federal Minister for Infrastructure Transport Regional Development and Local Government. 

Finalisation of the Airport Environment Strategy

The Minister has 50 working days to consider the Draft Airport Environment Strategy and may approve it or may ask for further information before approving it. The Minister can also refuse to approve a Draft Airport Environment Strategy and ask for a new Strategy to be submitted.

When the document is approved by the Minister it becomes known as the Airport Environment Strategy and is used to guide the management of environmental matters at the Airport over the course of the next five years, known as the Strategy Period.

Review of the 2010 Airport Environment Strategy

Submissions received in the course of the public consultation on our Preliminary Draft Airport Environment Strategy 2010 have been considered and a Draft Airport Environment Strategy prepared then submitted to the Minister for Infrastructure Transport Regional Development and Local Government for consideration.

Airport Environment Strategy 2010

The Airport Environment Strategy 2010 was approved by the Minister on 10 May 2010.

To review the Airport Environment Strategy 2010