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COVID-19 INFORMATION

NT Health has mandated the use of Face Masks in all Territory airports. Face Masks must be worn at all times in the terminal. Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of everyone passing through or working at our airport and we are following the directions of NT Health to ensure everyone is protected. For information about the Northern Territory Government’s COVID-19 response go to https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au (link is external) or call the national advice hotline – 1800 020 080. For specific information about how NT Airports is managing COVID-19 visit - COVID-19 Passenger information at https://www.darwinairport.com.au/preparation-your-flight#covid19-passenger-information

Environment

Strategy

Alice Springs Airport (ASA) is the custodian of Australia’s largest airport by landmass. The arid to semi-arid area spans for 3550 hectares, supporting a unique environment and a diverse mix of aviation and non-aviation business.  ASA recognises the need to preserve and promote the ecological value of the site and engaging with all airport stakeholders in best practice environmental management practices.

The detailed Airport Environment Strategy is at Appendix 1 of the 2020 ASA Master Plan.

Download the Airport Environment Strategy


Environmental Management System

ASA is committed to the implementation and continual improvement of a comprehensive Environmental Management System (EMS), that is consistent with Australian and International Standards, ISO 14001:2015. The Environmental Management System covers all the environmental aspects the airport can control and considers all relevant legislation, codes of practice and standards.

The Environmental Management System’s main components are:

  • The Environment policy
  • Planning – environmental aspect and risk identification and assessment, development of standards, procedures and guidelines
  • Implementation and operation – environmental responsibilities, training and awareness, communication, document and operational control, and emergency preparedness and response
  • Checking – monitoring, assessment and auditing
  • Management review - a health check of the system itself identifying areas for improvement

ENHANCING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES

Our Environment Strategy 2020 – 2028 contains our previous achievements and future management actions to protect our environment and use natural resources efficiently.

Environmental Monitoring 

ASA undertakes extensive environmental monitoring including the monitoring of flora and fauna. Yirara College students assisted our ecology consultant during the last flora and fauna survey where they learnt about monitoring techniques such as fauna tracking, camera traps, non-invasive live trapping techniques and acoustic recordings for microbats. During this event 55 native fauna species were recorded including: 14 reptile species, 34 bird species and 7 mammals. To date, 95 native flora species and 134 native fauna species have been identified at Alice Springs Airport.

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Renewable Energy and our Emissions Reduction Target 

Alice Springs Airport has a 100% emissions (scope 1 and 2) reduction target by the year 2030, from the 2018 baseline year.  The focus areas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across NT Airports’ operations include continued investment in renewable energy generation, energy efficiency projects and implementation of sustainable building design principles. ASA also provide electric vehicle charging stations, for visitors and the local community to charge their electric vehicles with renewable energy.

Water efficiency and water recycling 

A significant amount of water is used across Alice Springs Airport to support passengers, daily operations, construction activities and airport gardens. It is important that ASA uses water wisely and undertakes water recycling initiatives. Water saving initiatives at the airport include recycling approximately 1,000,000 litres of water as part of the runway overlay project and the use of drought-tolerant native plants and drip irrigation systems for landscaped garden areas.


Resources

Alice Springs Airport Environment Management

An Information Handbook for Operators at the Airport 

View the Information Handbook                             
Sustainability Data

Our Sustainability Data provides technical information that further demonstrates our commitment to sustainability.

View the Sustainability Data                            
Alice Springs Airport Environment Strategy

The detailed Airport Environment Strategy is at Appendix 1 of the 2020 ASA Master Plan 

View the Alice Springs Airport 2020 Master Plan

Awards

Winner: Innovation and Excellence Award for Environmental Management 2016, Australian Airports Association
Winner: Airports Council International, Asia-Pacific Green Airports Platinum Award (for Airports with less than 25 million passengers per annum)
Finalist: National Landcare Awards 2012; Urban Landcare Category
Winner: NT Urban Landcare award 2011
Winner: PowerWater Corporation Melaleuca Awards 2011; Commercial /Industrial category (Energy Reduction)
Winner: Power Water Melaleuca Awards 2008; Commercial/Industry category (DIA and Greening Australia NT Conservation Reserve)


Contacts

If you have an environmental query or you have identified a potential hazard, please contact our Environment and Sustainability Manager.

T: (08) 8920 1820