Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has released its Preliminary Draft Master Plan for the future development of the airport for public comment.
Brisbane Airport says the plan, which encompasses up to $2.5 billion of investment in the airport’s infrastructure over the next two decades, would ensure airport planning addresses industry demand and growth, while focusing on achieving a balance between economic development, sound environmental management and sustainability.
“We have looked at the 2,700 hectares that encompasses Brisbane Airport to see where we can best plan for the future. Whether it’s a bike path, new road or terminal expansion, every aspect is addressed within the Master Plan,” BAC CEO and managing director Julieanne Alroe said. “While the Master Plan is the blueprint for development to meet future demand, it also forms the platform for BAC’s ongoing contribution to the local, state and national economy over coming decades and we welcome input from our community about these plans.”
The plan provides for annual passenger movements to more than double to 48 million by 2034; for airfield and terminal expansion including the second parallel runway to the northwest of the current main runway; for commercial development of five business sub-precincts; for airspace protection and aircraft noise management; and a ground transport plan.
The Preliminary Draft Master Plan is available to view online here.