Appendix G—Airport Performance Data
The information in this appendix supplements 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 G.1 Airport Lease Review Meetings 2008–2012
Airport insurance reviews
Through the airport leases and sale agreements, lessee companies have obligations to the Australian Government in maintaining insurance. To establish more effective and appropriate insurance arrangements, the Department appointed an insurance consultant to advise it on requirements for the sale agreements and levels of cover held by lessees.
Table G.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–Apr–12||Not required||Not required||17–Apr–12|
|Archerfield||5–Jun–12||Not required||Not required||5–Jun–12|
|Bankstown Camden||5–Oct–11||Not required||Not required||7–Oct–11|
|Brisbane||11–Apr–12||Not required||Not required||17–Apr–12|
|Canberra||27–Mar–12||Not required||Not required||27–Mar–12|
|Darwin Alice Springs Tennant Creek||21–Feb–12||Not required||Not required||28–Feb–12|
|Essendon||18–Jun–12||Not required||Not required||18–Jun–12|
|Gold Coast Townsville Mt Isa||16–Apr–12||Not required||Not required||16–Apr–12|
|Hobart||6–Jun–12||Not required||Not required||7–Jun–12|
|Jandakot||1–Nov–12||Not required||Not required||1–Nov–12|
|Melbourne Launceston||3–Feb–12||Not required||Not required||3–Feb–12|
|Moorabbin||17–Nov–12||Not required||Not required||17–Nov–12|
|Perth||9–Feb–12||Not required||Not required||9–Feb–12|
|Sydney||27–Mar–12||Not required||Not required||27–Mar–12|
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 2011 to June 2012.
The Department may authorise an airport to undertake action that may result in environmental-emissions limits being exceeded, where the emissions would be no more damaging to the environment than if the limits were met.
Table G.3 Environment authorisations
|Airport||Airport Environment Officer||Authorisation holder||Date Approved||Period of validity||Nature of authorisation||Gazetted|
|Sydney||Julie Coughlan||Julie Coughlan||7 April 2010||21 March 2010 to 20 March 2013||Under s.5.09(1)(b) of Airports (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997—periodic discharge of sewerage flow from overflow points at Discharge Bay Mill Pond, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport.||No. GN22 9 June 2010|
Environment protection orders
The Department may make an environment protection order under Part7, Division1 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. No environment protection orders were made during the reporting period.
Master plans and master development plans under assessment
All leased federal airports must have a master plan which is approved by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. 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. Only one master plan at Parafield Airport was under assessment as at 30 June 2011.