A $3 billion upgrade of the transport infrastructure of Brisbane airport begun in 2017 is now well underway with a goal to complete it in 2022.
The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) are investing a further $1.7 billion in order to build a new runway, new multi-story car park, redevelop the domestic terminal, and invest in the latest passenger friendly technology. Included in this investment is the development of a new Industrial Park and a ground breaking Auto Mall project.
Brisbane Airport’s $3 Billion Runway project will be the largest aviation construction project in Australia and when complete will result in the best runway system in Australia which will effectively double its capacity.
Work on the Domestic Terminal is set to start in July 2018 and will be completed by December 2020. The terminal upgrade will create a world-class airport environment for travellers, and will reflect a unique and refreshing perspective on what Brisbane and Queensland are offering.
Artist’s impression of Brisbane Airport’s New domestic Terminal. Source bne.com.au
More than 50 new tenancies, including reconfigured and upgraded food halls, speciality retailers, premium bars and restaurants, will be included in the redevelopment of the terminal.
The Brisbane airport vision for the auto retailing hub is for flagship dealerships to sit alongside exhibition and conference activities, hotels, an event area, driver training schools, and regional offices around a multi-purpose test track. When complete the proposed land development and civil works will deliver 38 hectares of leasable land proposed to be divided into 27 lots. They will be fully serviced and landscaped roadways will provide access and connections to Airport Drive and Nancy Bird Way – a 2.5km Confederation of Australian Motor Sports certified professional test track designed by Mark Skaife.
Artists impression of Brisbane auto mall. Source: Goauto
Individual travellers as well as business operators will be impressed with the plan to enhance both national and world-wide access to Brisbane.
It has been predicted that by 2035 the new runway and other airport upgrades will lead to the creation of over 7,800 new jobs and contribute an additional $5 billion in annual economic benefit to the region.
As the primary gateway to Queensland, travellers will benefit from the upgrades with a greater choice in airlines, destinations and flight times and overall arrival and departure experience.