Environment & Sustainability

We are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner to ensure the long term prosperity of our ports. To assist us achieve these objectives we have a range of environmental management policies and procedures. Visit our Environmental Management page for a summary of the environmental framework that applies to NSW Ports facilities.

Sustainability is a principle that is integral to all of our business decisions, creating a balance between short-term priorities and long-term benefits or impacts. We have developed a Sustainability Plan to help us improve our sustainability performance. To read about some of the sustainability initiatives that NSW Ports is undertaking, visit our Sustainability page.

We manage our assets in accordance with good environmental practice. This includes protecting air and water quality and managing noise. Visit our Protecting the Environment page for the work that NSW Ports does to improve the physical environment around our facilities.

We also maintain habitat for threatened species, restore native vegetation in suitable areas and support work to enhance aquatic habitats. Visit our Conserving Biodiversity page for more details.

Our port and intermodal facilities have grown and supported the communities in which we operate over many years. You can find out more about the history of our site and the heritage which we are preserving on them at our Heritage page.

For all environmental enquiries, reporting incident or complaints, click here.

NSW Ports works in partnership with port users, regulators and the local community to protect the environment and promote sustainable operations within the port.
NSW Ports has developed a Sustainability Plan that provides a strategic framework for progressing towards environmental sustainability by highlighting current sustainable practices and identifying a path for future actions in both the short and long term.
NSW Ports is actively working to manage any potential impacts from our operations to ensure that port and intermodal activities can operate beside community and environmental assets.
NSW Ports is required to maintain a Heritage and Conservation Register under Section 170 of the NSW Heritage Act 1977 (the S170 Register).
We are actively participating in efforts to conserve the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea).
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