At Sydney Metro Airports the most common environmental risk is those associated with spills and leaks. Further information on this risk can be obtained from Customer Resources
All environmental incidents are to be reported to the Airport Environment and Heritage Manager using the Environmental Incident Notification. Sydney Metro Airports will review and analyse this information to determine how to avoid or minimise similar incidents in the future.
This applies to all environmental incidents that occur on airport or incidents with the potential to impact the airport including those resulting in;
Soil pollution: most often caused by chemical, paint, oil or fuel spills; but sometimes caused by disposal of metal filings or sand blasting wastes to soil.
Water pollution: most often caused by chemical, paint, oil or fuel spills but also caused by release of aircraft or vehicle wash water to stormwater drains.
Air pollution: normally caused by emissions of noxious or hazardous vapours from industrial processes or chemical storage facilities, but also includes the generation of significant quantities of dust.
Noise pollution: abnormally loud or sustained loud noise most often caused by aircraft ground engine running in inappropriate locations on the airport or construction.
Illegally dumped materials: includes dumped materials of any nature.
Fire damage: particularly in natural vegetated areas (such as bushland areas on airport) or in chemical stores.
Potential or material harm: to environmentally significant areas including vegetation or wildlife, natural ecosystems, items or buildings having heritage significance.
Incidents involving a spill of greater than 5 litres, and/or spills that enter a waterway or damage an environmentally significant area should be reported immediately to the Duty Airport Operations Officer on 0419 294 432 and notification to the Sydney Metro Airports Environment and Heritage Manager on 02 8709 9409 as soon as practicable thereafter.
Environmental Incident Notification
Please complete the Environment Incident Form and return to
Sydney Metro Airports Environment and Heritage Manager
PO Box 6450
Wetherill Park NSW 1851