The Australian Government has approved Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) 20-year Master Plan for Brisbane Airport in Queenstown, Australia.
The Master Plan will see approximately AU$3.8bn (US$3bn) invested in the airport over the next decade including terminal expansions, transport infrastructure and the new parallel runway, which has already commenced construction.
Julieanne Alroe, CEO and managing director for BAC, the airport operator, said, “We are very pleased the Australian Government has approved our 20-year vision for Brisbane Airport which will help us achieve our goal of becoming a more important gateway for Australia in the future.
“We’re particularly proud of the extensive consultative approach taken with this Master Plan and efforts to present the community with comprehensive understandable aircraft noise information, setting a benchmark in this field.”
The expansion project will allow Brisbane Airport to cater for up to 48 million passengers annually by 2034 and also sets out a five-year Airport Environment Strategy and Ground Transport Plan.
Alroe added, “I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the Master Plan and we look forward to working with all stakeholders as we implement our vision for Brisbane Airport to be world best and the preferred choice for passengers, airlines, business and the community.”