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Environment & Sustainability


BAC is committed to manage, operate and develop Brisbane Airport in a sustainable manner while growing every aspect of the commercial business. BAC's environmental efforts have been recognised on a global scale with Brisbane Airport receiving a Bronze benchmarked status in the EarthCheck program. We are the first Australian airport to achieve this status and it is a means by which we can assess and continually improve our environmental performance.


Furthermore, in June BAC was announced as the winner of the Business Eco-efficiency category at the 2014 Premier's Sustainability Awards. This award was given to BAC for outstanding performance in improving operational efficiency by applying environmentally beneficial processes, systems and practices. Some of which include:





Water Management

Below is one example of the many green initiatives undertaken at Brisbane Airport in an attempt to secure our position as Australia's most sustainable airport!

Below depicts one of our water management schemes:



Legislative Framework


Environmental issues on Brisbane Airport are administered principally by Commonwealth legislation, the Airports Act 1996, theAirport (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.






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