Australian Privacy Principle 5 Notice

Submissions on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport preliminary flight paths

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the department) is collecting information from submissions on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the preliminary flight paths for the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

The department will use this information to consider submissions relating to the draft EIS and will store this information securely. The information collected may be used by the department to make further contact with you about your submission.

The department will not disclose information to third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.

The department will disclose submissions on the draft EIS to WSP Australia Pty Ltd, which has been engaged to assist the department with the EIS. The department and WSP Australia Pty Ltd will use the information from submissions to prepare the Public Submissions Report that will be published with the final EIS in 2024.

Submissions, in part or full, may be catalogued and published on the department’s website, unless the submission is confidential. Confidential submissions will not be published. Private addresses and contact details provided will not be published or disclosed to any third parties unless required by law.

Submissions will only be treated as confidential if they are expressly stated to be confidential. Automatically generated confidentiality statements or disclaimers appended to an email do not suffice for this purpose. If you wish to make a confidential submission, you should indicate this by ensuring your submission is marked confidential.

Confidential submissions will be kept securely and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister
  • where required by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • where required by law.

The department may also disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest.

Please note that in order to protect the personal privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy Act any submissions containing sensitive information, personal information or information which may reasonably be used to identify a person or group of people may not be published, even if not marked as confidential.

The Department’s privacy policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the Department. The Privacy Officer can be contacted on (02) 6274 6495 or by email:

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If you require the service of an interpreter, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to call the WSI Flight Paths team on 1800 038 160