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Tenant Environment Information

Information about environmental compliance and initiatives at Brisbane Airport for airport tenants.

Tenant Environment Information


Environmental risk ratings

Tenants on Brisbane Airport are categorised with an environmental risk rating based on their site operations. Certain tenants are required to undertake annual internal environmental audits against their Operational EMPs.


Operational Environment Management Plans (OEMP)

As part of the AES certain risk tenants are required to have in place and use OEMPs for their site operations. BAC has clear guidelines and people in place to assist in the provision of the document. Ask your Property Manager if assistance is required.


Environmental management: mosquitoes

Exotic mosquitoes are a danger to Australia’s biosecurity and threaten public health. While Australia is home to many mosquito species already, exotic mosquitoes can transmit serious diseases like dengue and chikungunya, AND pack a nasty bite! Exotic mosquitoes will lay eggs in anything that can hold water. Once eggs are laid by arriving mosquitoes, it becomes more likely that the mosquito will continue to spread and a successful control program becomes more unlikely. As a tenant of Brisbane Airport Corporation, you have a key role in preventing the risk posed by exotic mosquitoes. Key actions your business can take to remove potential mosquito habitat include:

  • Maintain a tidy premise and eliminating any rubbish such as tyres
  • Store equipment that can hold water under cover- or in such a way that water will not pool.
  • Ensure tarpaulins or plastic covers do not collect water.
  • Ensure that drains empty freely.
  • Make sure that roof gutters are not blocked and ensure screens and other inlets in water tanks are fully sealed.



The Brisbane Airport Tenant Environment Committee meeting is held quarterly. If you do not currently attend and are interested in participating, please send an email to with the subject line ‘BATEC’. The next meeting will be in held in March 2016; notifications will be sent out by 15th February.


BAC Environmental reporting commitments

As part of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA), National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGERS) and National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) reporting requirements, the Brisbane Airport Corporation will be periodically collecting the following data each financial year for major on-airport activities:

  • Waste tonnage – landfill, incineration, recycling
  • Annual fuel consumption volumes – diesel, LPG, petrol, kerosene, avgas
  • Chemical consumption (ozone depleting substances, refrigerant inventory)


Get involved!

There are a number of great recycling and community projects on airport. Please contact the Environment and Sustainability team on if you would like to get involved in any of these initiatives, or if you have any that you would like to suggest.


  • Food rescue

Oxharvest do a daily food collection with refrigerated trucks. Food that is edible but not saleable can be donated, whether long-life, fresh or frozen. This includes products that are surplus to requirements or past their “sell by” dates. Current donations from the precinct include fresh fruit, drinks, muffins and biscuits, and sandwiches and packaged meals.


  • Metal for Mobility

Participants place their scrap metal into designated Metal for Mobility skips provided to the airport by OneSteel; the funds raised are donated back to the Cerebral Palsy League to provide early intervention and mobility solutions including wheelchairs. More information is available from the environment team or the Metal for Mobility homepage.


  • Fluorocycle

Fluorocycle is a voluntary product stewardship scheme that seeks to increase the national recycling rate of waste mercury-containing lamps. Lamp Recyclers is one of the signatories that can be contacted for recycling containers.


  • E-waste recycling

Recycling collections for end-of-life computers, monitors and printers and batteries. Items with potential for reuse are refurbished, and items of no value are recycled. Items recycled attract a small fee; those with value are awarded a rebate. Some of the companies offering e-waste collection are listed at the Clean-Up Australia website.

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