With this in mind BAC, as the custodian of Brisbane Airport, is committed to supporting and engaging with our local community to build pride in the airport and encourage a sense of co-ownership. As part of this commitment BAC contributes more than $1.2 million in sponsorship and philanthropic donations each year in support of over 100 local community initiatives and charities.
Some of BNE’s major charitable partnerships include The Royal Flying Doctor Service, RACQ Careflight, Crime Stoppers and Surf Life Saving Queensland. We are also keen supporters of the arts culture and professional sports leagues in Brisbane as sponsors of the Brisbane Roar Football Club, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Theatre Company, Brisbane Powerhouse, QAGOMA, La Boite Theatre Company, Camerata of St John’s, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra and QUT Business Leader’s Forum.
BNE is also proud to be leading the way in engaging with our community through a dedicated Community Engagement Program. This program is dedicated to generating informed, ongoing and interactive discussion about airport development, aircraft technologies, potential impacts from increased aircraft operations and airspace management.
Initiatives of the Program include:
Community Information Exchanges
Community Exchanges are hosted two times a year in BNE’s neighbouring suburbs allowing members of the community to liaise directly with members of BAC’s senior management as well as staff from Airservices Australia and airlines about any questions or concerns they may have.
Brisbane Airport Discovery Centre
Opened in 2010, the Brisbane Airport Discovery Centre was the first of its kind in Australia providing details about the airport’s operations, multimedia presentations, interactive maps and unique software programs. Located at the Village Markets, Skygate the Centre is also available online at www.bne.com.au/experience-centre. In FY13 approximately 5000 people visited the centre and a further 9,000+ logged into the online version. Explore the discovery centre here.
The Brisbane Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (BACACG) is as an independently-chaired meeting to promote community engagement between BNE and our surrounding communities. It focuses on issues relating to aircraft operations, airport development and aircraft noise. The BACACG includes attendees from federal electorates around BNE. It also includes representatives of the Queensland Premier, Brisbane Lord Mayor, as well as nominees from the major airlines, Airservices Australia and BAC. For more information visit www.bacacg.com.au.
Fairs and Festivals
BNE is proud to participate in and support local cultural and community activities that help make South East Queensland one of the world’s great places to live, work and visit. Every year BNE staff set up and man information stands at local fairs and festivals to bring the airport to the community. We can be found at the Bulimba, Morningside, Nundah, Racecourse Road and Teneriffe street festivals.
The Brisbane Airport Area Round Table (BAART) is a planning forum made up of federal, state, local government and BAC.As a result of this quarterly gathering, other working groups, such as BACACG, are updated on the progress of planning issues including aircraft noise, airspace management and surface transport. Similarly, the Brisbane Airport Technical Noise Working Group (TNWG) supplements the BACACG. Issues raised by the BACACG requiring a complex or detailed response are referred to the TNWG, which includes airline representatives, government agencies such as Airservices Australia, regulators and BAC.There are also planning consultation groups related to ground transport, environment, land use and aviation development which contribute direct to the Master Planning process.
BAC Major Partner & Sponsorships
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