24 June 2013 — Brisbane Airport Corporation has registered its Property Development Master Plan to achieve a Green Star – Communities Pilot rating.

The Communities rating is a voluntary tool providing third-party verification of the sustainability of community and precinct-wide developments.

BAC’s 2012 property development plan is intended to guide the transformation of developable airport land over the next 50 years. Driven by the airport’s property division, BNE Property, the plan presents a vision for the airport as a business, retail and leisure hub.

“Our vision for this plan has always been to create a vibrant centre for commerce, innovation and recreation, and an internationally recognised model of sustainable development,” BAC’s property general manager Renaye Peters said.

“A Green Star – Communities rating will help support the notion of the airport as the natural address for companies seeking a reputation for responsible development.”

Green Building Council of Australia chief executive Romilly Madew said the Green Star certification would help get global recognition.

“This is a significant step not just for Brisbane Airport, but also for the people of Brisbane, who will gain independent proof that their airport delivers environmental, economic and social sustainability not just now, but for decades to come,” she said.

“We are delighted to be working with BAC on a project that will set new benchmarks for airport facilities the world over.”