Appendix F—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 Programme 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 F.1 Airport Lease Review Meetings 2009–2014
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 F.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||02 June 2014||Not required||Not required||On hold|
|Archerfield||15 May 2014||Not required||Not required||07 July 2014|
|Bankstown, Camden||13 May 2014||Not required||Not required||07 July 2014|
|Brisbane||06 June 2014||Not required||Not required||07 July 2014|
|Canberra||13 May 2014||Not required||Not required||On hold|
|Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek||19 May 2014||Not required||Not required||On hold|
|Essendon||02 May 2014||Not required||Not required||07 July 2014|
|Gold Coast, Townsville, Mt Isa||22 May 2014||Not required||Not required||On hold|
|Hobart||13 May 2014||Not required||Not required||07 July 2014|
|Jandakot||13 May 2014||Not required||Not required||07 July 2014|
|Melbourne, Launceston||13 May 2014||Not required||Not required||07 July 2014|
|Moorabbin||02 June 2014||Not required||Not required||07 July 2014|
|Perth||15 May 2014||Not required||Not required||On hold|
|Sydney||19 May 2014||Not required||Not required||07 July 2014|
Note 1: 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 2013 to June 2014.
Note 2: The Department has postponed the final letters for some airports due to ongoing consideration of insurance arrangements.
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. No environmental authorisations took place during the reporting period.
Environment Protection Orders
The Department may make an environment protection order under Part 7, Division 1 of the Airports (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997 directing an airport to comply with a duty to avoid polluting, to preserve habitat, etcetera, or to prevent offensive noise occurring. No environment protection orders were made during the reporting period.
Master Plans and Major Development Plans under Assessment
All leased federal airports must have a master plan approved by the Minister, 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 are required for major developments at leased federal airports and are prepared by lessee companies. In 2013–14 the Department provided assessments on the master plans for Sydney, Melbourne and Essendon airports, which were subsequently approved. The Department also provided assessments on eight major development plans and one minor variation to a major development plan.