Appendix E—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 E.1 Airport Lease Review Meetings 2010–2016
Airport Insurance Reviews
Through the airport leases and sale agreements, lessee companies have obligations to the Australian Government to maintain insurance. To establish more effective and appropriate insurance arrangements, the Department appointed an insurance consultant to advise on requirements for the sale agreements and levels of cover held by lessees.
Table E.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||5 April 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Archerfield||23 March 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Bankstown, Camden||03 February 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Brisbane||18 March 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Canberra||04 April 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek||06 April 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Essendon||26 April 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Gold Coast, Townsville, Mt Isa||08 April 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Hobart||18 March 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Jandakot||09 February 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Melbourne, Launceston||05 April 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Moorabbin||23 March 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Perth||03 February 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
|Sydney||04 April 2016||Not required||Not required||13 May 2016|
Note: 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 2015 to June 2016.
The Department may authorise an airport to undertake action which 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, or to prevent offensive noise. 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 Infrastructure and Transport 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 2015–16 the Department provided assessments on the master plans for Alice Springs, Camden and Hobart airports, which were subsequently approved. The Department also assessed nine major development plans including Perth's Forrestfield Airport Rail Link, Jandakot Airport's extension of runway 12/30 and taxiway system, Hobart Airport's Runway Extension, Melbourne Airport's Air Traffic Services Centre, Gold Coast's Instrument Landing System and Project LIFT (terminal expansion), Brisbane's Domestic Terminal Northern Regional Satellite and Air Traffic Services Centre Modernisation Project (OneSKY), and Townsville Airport's Terminal Redevelopment. The Department also assessed a minor variation to a previously approved major development plan for car parking facilities at the Sydney International Airport terminal.