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Environmental Management

Little Terns feedingPort Authority of New South Wales is committed to the environmental protection and preservation of Sydney Harbour, Botany Bay and adjacent port lands. This commitment is embodied in the Port Authority of New South Wales’ vision statement and environment and sustainability policies.

Port Authority of New South Wales’ aim is to ensure a balance between the competing interests of the ports, local communities and the environment.

Crabs at Penrhyn EstuaryEnvironmental management is an integral part of the way Port Authority of New South Wales does business. We have a comprehensive environmental management approach based on the requirements of ISO:14001:2004. The focus of the approach is to ensure that the identification and management of environmental risks and issues is integrated across all business functions and processes at all levels of the corporation.


Port Authority of New South Wales aims to minimise impacts on the community and the environment through a combination of strategies that include:

  • identification and qualification of potential risks
  • development of procedures to minimise risks to the public and the environment
  • careful monitoring of operations
  • application of environmental protection measures
  • maintenance of communication links with the various port communities
  • full compliance with all relevant legislation.