Our Commitment to the Environment
At Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown we are committed to making the Airport a vibrant and flourishing centre for aviation, industry and business and managing and developing the Airport in an environmentally sensitive manner.
Since purchasing the Airport in December 2003 we’ve developed a variety of systems and programs to manage environmental issues on the Airport and undertaken substantial works and investigations to improve and protect the environment on and surrounding the Airport.
We are committed to continue developing and enhancing these systems, programs and works to ensure better environmental outcomes both on airport and within the surrounding community.
Management of environmental matters on the Airport is regulated under the Airports Act 1996 and the Airports (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997. Because the Airport operates on Commonwealth land the Airport is also subject to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
State environmental legislation applies on the Airport only to the extent that it is consistent with Commonwealth law, or where there is no Commonwealth legislation addressing a matter. We are conscious that environmental issues cross jurisdictional boundaries therefore we regularly consult State government agencies on the best practice environmental management for application at the airport.
For more information on how we manage environmental issues on our Airport see Environment Management.