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Environment Management

BAC is committed to making Brisbane Airport a prosperous centre for aviation, industry and business while maintaining the highest environmental standards. With this in mind, BAC has put in place responsible and achievable environmental management strategies to minimise the impact of airport operations and expansion.

Environment Management


To support this commitment, BAC prepares an Airport Environment Strategy every five years, which describes the environmental impacts from airport ground operations and identifies programmes and investigations to be implemented during the term of the strategy. Click through to the Publications Page to download the approved 2009 Airport Environment Strategy (7.8 Mb file).


Environmental Management System (EMS)


The EMS represents a systematic approach to managing environmental issues across the airport. The EMS is a management tool designed to capture (or identify) all activities conducted by BAC and assess the level of environmental risk that each activity may pose, then to manage those risks, audit performance, review the approach and strive for continuous improvement.


The EMS is integrated with BAC’s overall business strategy and management systems, establishing environmental considerations as a routine aspect of all BAC’s activities.


Legislative Framework


Environmental issues on Brisbane Airport are administered principally by Commonwealth legislation, the Airports Act 1996, the Airport (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997 and the Airport (Building Control) Regulations 1997.


The Airport Building Controller and the Airport Environment Officer are the on-site regulatory representatives for the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, which administers the Act and Regulations on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.


Download the 2017 Brisbane Airport Drinking Water Quality Management Report




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