Townsville Airport operates under the Airports Act 1996 and Airports (Environmental Protection) Regulations 1997 (administered by the Federal Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government).
The current Townsville Airport Environment Strategy (AES) was approved in early 2010. It identifies how Townsville Airport Pty Ltd (TAPL) will meet its environmental obligations under the Airports Act 1996 (the Act) and describes the environmental responsibilities of Airport operators.
Townsville Airport is a joint user airport, comprised of three areas; the Military Area, Civil Area and Joint User Area. The Department of Defence controls the Joint User Area and the Military Area, which is operated as a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base. TAPL obtained a lease over the Civil Area in 1998 for 50 years with an option for a further 49 years. This AES has been developed for the area leased by TAPL.
Our parent company Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) has a holistic approach to environmental sustainability. We want to ensure our business efficiency meets our visitor and community expectations and that, where practical, our environmental management practices go beyond legislative compliance. QAL has embarked on a program of addressing the twin challenges of sustainability (responding to global challenges such as climate change) and business efficiency (in light of rising costs and stakeholder expectations) across the Group.
For more information on QAL’s environmental sustainability visit www.qldairports.com.au