National Airports Safeguarding Framework principles and guidelines

The National Airports Safeguarding Framework



Guideline A

Guideline B

  • Guideline B: Managing the Risk of Building Generated Windshear and Turbulence at Airports PDF: 1005 KB DOC: 653 KB

Guideline B was based on a report prepared by the wind engineering division of a consultancy firm, SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd: ‘Guidance Material for Building Induced Wake Effects at Airports'.

  • Report: Guidance Material for Building Induced Wake Effects at Airports (SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd) PDF: 20207 KB

In 2018, Guideline B was updated to reflect current world's best practice. The update was based on a review of the Guideline conducted by Cermak Peterka Petersen Pty Ltd and a peer review conducted by SLR Consulting Australia Pty Ltd.

Guideline C

Guideline D

  • Guideline D: Managing the Risk of Wind Turbine Farms as Physical Obstacles to Air Navigation PDF: 182 KB DOC: 78 KB

Guideline E

  • Guideline E: Managing the Risk of Distractions to Pilots from Lighting in the Vicinity of Airports DOC: 45 KB PDF: 138 KB

    • Attachment 1—Diagram of Maximum Intensity of Light Sources PDF: 487 KB

Guideline F

Guideline G

Guideline H

Guideline I

The new National Airport Safeguarding Framework (NASF) Guideline I on Public Safety Areas (PSAs) was agreed by Ministers at the Transport and Infrastructure Council on 9 November 2018.

PSAs are designated areas of land at the end of airport runways within which certain planning restrictions may apply. The new PSA Guideline was developed to mitigate the risk of on-ground fatalities from an aircraft incident, by informing a consistent approach to land use at the end of Australian airport runways.

In March 2018, the Transport and Infrastructure Senior Officials' Committee agreed to the National Airports Safeguarding Advisory Group (NASAG) publicly consulting on the new NASF Guideline - Managing the Risk in Public Safety Zones at the Ends of Runways.

This public consultation process commenced on 11 May 2018 and closed on 12 July 2018.

Submissions were considered by NASAG and used to inform further drafting of the Guideline.

The fact sheet and FAQ below provide additional information on the Guideline: