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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.


Our Airport Environment Strategy is part of our 2014 Master Plan. 

  • The individual chapter on Airport Environment Strategy can be found here  *note 13MB file
  • The full 2014 approved Master Plan can be found here


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.

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