Appendix H - Airport performance data
The information in this appendix supplements the performance reporting in the body of the annual report, particularly the summary information on airport performance for Program 2.4.
Airport lease review meetings
The Department conducts annual lease reviews of the 21 leased federal airports to ensure compliance with the terms of their leases.
Table H.1 Airport Lease Review Meetings 2007 to 2011
Airport insurance reviews
Through the airport leases and sale agreements, airport lessee companies have obligations to the Australian Government in relation to maintaining a range of insurances. To establish more effective and appropriate insurance arrangements, the Department has appointed an insurance consultant to advise it on insurance requirements for the sale agreements and the levels of cover held by airport lessee companies.
Table H.2 Airport insurance reviews
|Airport||Adviser's report received by Department||Department's first follow-up with airport||Final documents received from airport||Final letter to airport|
|Adelaide Parafield||17-May-11||Not required||Not required||18-May-11|
|Brisbane||15-Jun-11||Not required||Not required||15-June-11|
|Canberra||21-Mar-11||Not required||Not required||18-May-11|
|Darwin Alice Springs Tennant Creek||21-Mar-11||Not required||Not required||18-May-11|
|Essendon||21-Mar-11||Not required||Not required||5-Apr-11|
|Gold Coast Townsville Mt Isa||22-Jun-11||Not required||Not required||22-Jun-11|
|Hobart||13-Apr-11||Not required||Not required||13-Apr-11|
|Jandakot||2-Jun-11||Not required||Not required||8-Jun-11|
|Melbourne Launceston||16-Jun-11||Not required||Not required||16-Jun-11|
|Moorabbin||29-Jun-11||Not required||Not required||29-Jun-11|
|Perth||15-Mar-11||Not required||Not required||18-May-11|
|Sydney||31-May-11||Not required||Not required||8-Jun-11|
Notes: The renewal periods of insurance policies vary across airports. Therefore, the information above may not necessarily reflect financial year outcomes.
For the purpose of this table, the period under review is July 2010 to June 2011.
The Department may authorise an airport to undertake an action that may result in environmental-emissions limits being exceeded, where the emissions will be no more damaging to the environment than if the limits were met.
Table H.3 Environmental authorisations
|Airport||Airport Environment Officer||Authorisation holder||Date Approved||Period of validity||Nature of authorisation||Gazetted|
|Sydney||Julie Coughlan||Julie Coughlan||7-Apr-10||21-Mar-2010 to 20-Mar-2013||Under 5.09(1)(b) of Airport (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997-periodic discharge of sewage from overflow points at Discharge Bay Mill Pond at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport||No. GN 22, 9 June 2010|
Environment protection orders
The Department may make an environment protection order under Part 7, Division 1 of the Airports (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997 to direct an airport to comply with a duty to avoid polluting, to preserve habitat, etc, or to prevent offensive noise occurring.
Table H.4 Environment protection orders
|Airport||Airport Environment Officer||Date made||Reason for environment protection order|
|Melbourne||Bryan Perry||15 April 11||All measures that are reasonable and practicable were not being taken to manage storm water on, and leaving, the airport site, to prevent or minimise turbidity having an adverse effect on that storm water and on downstream on-site or off-site receiving waters.|
Master plans and master development plans under assessment
All leased federal airports must have a final Master Plan which is approved by the Minister. This provides for a 20-year strategic vision for the airport site, including future land uses, types of permitted development and noise and environmental impacts. Major Development Plans (MDPs) are required for major developments at leased federal airports and are prepared by airport-lessee companies. Table I.5 outlines the Master Plan and MDPs currently under assessment.
Table H.5 Master Plans and MDPs under assessment
|Plan type under assessment||Location|
|Master Plan||Archerfield Airport|
|Major Development Plan||Perth Airport-Roy Hill Remote Operations Centre and Administrative Offices|