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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Adelaide 23-Apr-09 29-Jun-10 18-May-11 25-May-12 24-May-13 13-Jun-14
Alice Springs 5-May-09 15-Jun-10 17-May-11 30-May-12 11-Jun-13 10-Jun-14
Archerfield 15-Jun-09 28-Jun-10 21-Jun-11 13-Jun-12 26-Jun-13 3-Jun-14
Bankstown 11-Jun-09 17-Jun-10 24-Jun-11 14-Jun-12 4-Jun-13 1-Jul-14
Brisbane 16-Jun-09 23-Jun-10 26-May-11 19-Jun-12 25-Jun-13 2-Jun-14
Camden 11-Jun-09 17-Jun-10 24-Jun-11 14-Jun-12 4-Jun-13 1-Jul-14
Canberra 7-May-09 11-Jun-10 31-May-11 29-May-12 23-May-13 24-Jun-14
Darwin 5-May-09 15-Jun-10 17-May-11 30-May-12 11-Jun-13 10-Jun-14
Essendon 3-Jun-09 4-Aug-10 24-Jun-11 15-Jun-12 14-Jun-13 26-Jun-14
Gold Coast 20-May-09 18-Jun-10 10-Jun-11 27-Jun-12 15-May-13 18-Jun-14
Hobart 30-Apr-09 17-Aug-10 31-May-11 6-Jun-12 5-Jun-13 25-Jun-14
Jandakot 13-May-09 12-Jul-10 31-May-11 13-Jun-12 29-May-13 4-Jun-14
Launceston 29-Apr-09 18-Aug-10 2-Jun-11 5-Jun-12 6-Jun-13 28-May-14
Melbourne 28-May-09 20-Jul-10 17-May-11 15-Jun-12 24-May-13 20-May-14
Moorabbin 2-Jun-09 19-Jul-10 25-Aug-11 14-Jun-12 13-Jun-13 27-Jun-14
Mount Isa 20-May-09 Jun-10 10-Jun-11 27-Jun-12 15-May-13 18-Jun-14
Parafield 23-Apr-09 29-Jun-10 18-May-11 25-May-12 24-May-13 13-Jun-14
Perth 14-May-09 13-Jul-10 20-Jun-11 12-Jun-12 30-May-13 3-Jun-14
Sydney 5-Jun-09 8-Jun-10 31-May-11 28-May-12 31-May-13 24-Jun-14
Tennant Creek 5-May-09 15-Jun-10 17-May-11 30-May-12 11-Jun-13 10-Jun-14
Townsville 20-May-09 18-Jun-10 10-Jun-11 27-Jun-12 15-May-13 18-Jun-14

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.

Environment Authorisations

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.

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