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> Timing: Late 2016 to February 2018

> Investment: $73 million

> Construction jobs: 300


Record-breaking growth in international traveller numbers at BNE means we are continuing to improve and add to our award winning airport, transforming the travel experience for our passengers.


The $73 million expansion of the Brisbane International Terminal will result in an extra 13,500 square metres of space, six more boarding zones, two new walk-out gates and four new aerobridges all aimed at ensuring our passengers have a great experience at BNE.


Required to meet increased airline demand and help position BNE as the major gateway into Australia, Brisbane Airport’s new expanded International terminal will deliver:

• The capacity for airlines to increase scheduled services

• More boarding capacity for airlines

• Faster boarding time for passengers

• More efficiency for both arriving and departing aircraft


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Walk-out Gates 67-72


Gate 73


Gate 74 Southern windows


Gate 74


Level 1 Lounge for Gates 69-72



> Timing: September 2016 to December 2017

> Investment: $47 million

> Construction jobs: 150+


Closely linked to the International terminal works, the new northern apron expansion is a direct result of significant growth in international flights at Brisbane Airport and is required to meet increased demand from airlines wishing to fly to and from BNE.


The expansion will result in an extra 55,000 square metres of new apron pavement, new aircraft taxi lanes, three new aircraft parking bays and increased storage area for Ground Services Equipment (GSE)


Three new Bays 69 to 71 will deliver one new Code F parking position capable of accommodating more A380’s and two more Code E slots, suitable for Boeing 747’s and 787 Dreamliner’s and Airbus A330’s and A340’s.


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> Timing: September 2017 to 2020

> Investment: $85 million

> Construction jobs: 300+


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is investing $85m+ in major earth and civil works as part of the delivery of the planned BNE Auto Mall and test track at Brisbane Airport.


The BNE Auto Mall vision is to deliver a multi‑purpose auto retailing hub that sees flagship dealerships sitting alongside exhibition and conference activities, hotels, event area, driver training schools and regional offices around a multi-purpose test track.


The first phase of preparatory works involves the clearing, filling and surcharging of 51 hectares of currently unused land between Moreton and Airport Drives, close to both the International and Domestic Terminals.


When complete the proposed land development and civil works will deliver:

*  A cleared, filled, surcharged and serviced site of 38 hectares of leasable land to be divided into 27 lots

* Fully serviced and landscaped roads providing access and connections to Airport Drive and Nancy Bird Way

* A 2.5km certified professional test track


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> Timing: October 2017 to January 2018

> Investment: $7 million

> Construction jobs: 50


The project is aimed at reducing minimum connection times between terminals, providing a positive experience for all transfer passengers and improving airline ability to manage the passenger journey.


When complete the project will provide the following benefits at the International Terminal (ITB):


• Redevelopment and upgrade of existing baggage handling systems at the ITB

• Increased processing capability at ITB Level 2 bag drop area

• New Transfer Check-in area on ITB Level 2 Arrivals

• Relocation of bus stops at ITB Level 2 to the north, avoiding cross paths of travel with other passengers

• More bus services during peak periods

• New passenger transfer way-finding signage across the end to end journey.


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>Timing: January 2015 to April 2018

> Investment: $12.6 million

> Construction jobs: 110


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is continuing to deliver world first technology with new self-service check-in and automatic bag drop (ABD) facilities at the International Terminal.


When complete, the $12.6 million project will deliver 96 new self-service kiosks and 32 new automatic bag drops to rows 2, 3, 8 and 9, resulting in quicker check-in for passengers and shorter queues.


The new self-service check-in kiosks were all installed by December 2016, with the final stage of the project, the automatic bag drops scheduled to run from January 2017 to April 2018.


Project Timing:

January to late March 2017: Installation of eight ABD units to check-in Row 8

Mid April to late June 2017: Installation of eight ABD units to check-in Row 2

Late September to late November 2017: Installation of eight ABD units to check-in Row 3

Early February 2018 to April 2018: Installation of eight ABD units to check-in Row 9


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> Timing: Mid 2017 to January 2018

> Investment: $25 million

> Construction jobs: 40+


The Hotel Taxiway is used by aircraft accessing Aerotech Park, a maintenance, manufacturing and aviation services precinct, north east of Brisbane Airport’s main 01/19 runway.


While the current taxiway is capable of accommodating up to Code C aircraft (Boeing 737, Airbus 320), the expansion will now allow larger aircraft up to the size of Code E (Boeing 777, 787 Dreamliner and Airbus 330) to access this important aerotech facility.


Work began in June 2017 and, when complete in December 2017, will deliver the following benefits:

• Construction of new high strength shoulder and blast protection taxiway pavements

• Installation of new aeronautical ground lighting (AGL) and movement area guidance signs (MAGS)

• Construction of new stormwater drainage structures

• Construction of lateral restraint kerbs

• Line marking

• Demolition of existing pavement and removal of existing services and AGL (as required).


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> Timing: Late 2017 to December 2018

> Investment: $11 million

> Construction jobs: 40+


As part of our commitment to renewable energy, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is investing $11m in a major Solar PV project across six sites on Airport.

When complete the innovative project will deliver:

> 19,200 new Solar PV panels, generating 6 Megawatts (MWp) of renewable energy per year

> The largest roof top solar panel installation at an Australian airport (7300 panels over 26,000 square metres at the International Terminal)

> Once fully operational, will account for 18 per cent of BAC’s direct electricity consumption or 6 per cent of the total airport consumption

> Reduced carbon emissions by an estimated 8000 tonne of CO2 per year, equivalent to 750 average households.


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