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BRISBANE AIRPORT NEWS
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BNE August/September 2014
New Service Centre opens
The new BNE Service Centre has opened on the corner of Moreton Drive and Nancy Bird
Way at Brisbane Airport. The centre occupies a 1.8-hectare site and includes a 24-hour
Shell Coles Express and McDonald’s restaurant, a dine-in food court with outlets including
The Coffee Club, Subway, Hungry Jack’s, KFC, Sushi Mi and Airport Kebabs, and a car
servicing precinct. The growth of the nearby commercial precinct, which already includes
a 24-hour Woolworths and a 24/7 Jetts Fitness centre, has created a demand for more
convenient food offerings and services according to Brisbane Airport general manager
commercial businesses John Tormey. There are more than 20,000 workers at the
precinct and 21.8 million passengers passing through the airport each year.
Architecture firm Thomson Adsett designed the new Service Centre with an eye
for detail inspired by an iconic tourist attraction. Next time you pass by see if you can
recognise the shape of Fraser Island in the geometric shape of the roof!
Let’s go surfin’ now
Here’s one day you can play hooky without
getting into trouble from the boss. Sign
up your workmates for the Corporate Surf
Challenge at Duranbah Beach on 3 October,
hosted by Brisbane Airport Corporation and
Wyndham Resorts. The event is not just
a good excuse to enjoy a day at the beach
in the company of surfing royalty Mark
‘Occy’ Occhilupo and Layne Beachley, it
is for a good cause too, raising money for
the FSHD Global Research Foundation
to help find a treatment and cure for
Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD).
Occy and Beachley will be auctioned off to
the highest bidders to join their teams in the
contest. Open to teams of four of all abilities
and prizes include overseas holidays and
custom surfboards. Catered breakfast and
lunch provided. Team entry $2000 for four
people includes transport to event, breakfast
and lunch and drinks on the day, welcome
gifts and shared marquee. For details email
trevor@plpe.com.au or call Trevor Elborne
on 0417 133 389.
Eco smart
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is
celebrating a trifecta – winning three awards
for sustainability projects in the last 12
months. Its ongoing work in achieving
annual savings of approximately $2.4 million
and 82 per cent reduction in potable water
consumption, as well as its high quality
recycled water network, helped earn BAC
the 2014 Healthy Waterways Sustainable
Water Management Award. The latest
award follows a Premier’s Sustainability
Award and a Lord Mayor’s Business Award
for Sustainability in Business. BAC’s eco-
initiatives include solar power, LED street
and terminal lighting, automatic stormwater
samplers, electric cars, a sterile-air UV
treatment emitter and reuse of green waste.
NEW RUNWAY WORK IN PROGRESS
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Reclamation works on Brisbane Airport’s
$1.35 billion New Parallel Runway are well
underway
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13 million cubic metres of sand is now being
pumped onto the site
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It will take up to four years for the weight
of the sand, working with hundreds of
thousands of wick drains funnelling water
to the surface, to create a solid base for
the runway
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The Charles Darwin suction hopper is
currently operating 24-hours a day in
Moreton Bay dredging sand
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The ship is 183m long and 40m wide and
can hold up to 30,500 cubic metres of
sand at a time
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When work is complete Brisbane Airport
will have the most efficient runway system
in Australia
Mandarin speakers wanted
Brisbane Airport Corporation is looking
for fluent Chinese speaking volunteers to
join its Ambassador program to provide
assistance to the growing number of
Chinese travellers visiting the city. Last
year more than 213,000 Chinese visitors
travelled through Brisbane Airport, an
increase of almost 11 per cent on previous
figures, and it is estimated they contribute
almost $4 billion to the local economy.
Interested applicants will need to be able
to demonstrate fluency in Mandarin and
be available to volunteer across various
shifts which operate seven days and
predominantly at the International Terminal.
For more information and to apply email
ITB.ambassador@bne.com.au.
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