The Darwin International Airport's 2009 Final Airport Environment Strategy was approved by the Federal Minister on 22 April 2010.
Darwin International Airport Pty Ltd (DIA) obtained a 50-year lease, plus 49-year option from the Commonwealth of Australia to manage and develop Darwin International Airport under the Airports Act 1996. DIA is also a joint-user airport under the Airport Act, and a joint-user deed with the Department of Defence governs the co-located operation of DIA and Royal Australian Airport (RAAF) Base Darwin. The Airports Act requires Darwin International Airport to have in place a Master Plan and and Airport Environment strategy that is reviewed every 5 years.
The 2009 Airport Environment Strategy (AES) retain the fundamental concepts of the 1999 and 2004 AES. The changes that have been made largely reflect:
- the developing aviation industry structure with low cost carriers, the Darwin hubbing strategy and projected growth of aviation activity;
- the evolving airport business, the needs of business partners and community requirements;
- the potential to diversify airport income by expanding the property portfolio;
- the sharpened focus on achieving more measurable environmental results.
The AES outlines how DIA will build on its environmental achievements and how DIA continues to put systems in place to meet the environmental aspirations over the next five years and into beyond. The AES provides the mechanisms to both better manage the environmental risks, and further integrate and embed sustainable environmental management into every aspect of the airport.
In accordance with Section 124 of the Airports Act 1996 public comment was sought on both the Airport Environment Strategy 2009 for a period of 60 business days. Public comment on both documents closed on 14 October 2009.
- Darwin International Airport Environment Strategy 2009
- Alice Springs Airport Environment Strategy 2009
- Darwin International Airport Environment Management Handbook
- Alice Springs Airport Environment Management Handbook
- Environment Policy