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take the lead

The installation of Australia’s

first dedicated doggie

bathroom facilities for

passengers travelling

with Guide Dogs and

assistance animals

helped Brisbane

Airport Corporation

(BAC) win the 2014 Lord

Mayor’s Business Award

for Corporate Citizenship.

Judges were particularly

impressed with the airport’s

disability initiatives which

include the new pooch loos

located airside at Level 3

Departures, International

Terminal, and on Level 2

opposite Gate 25 Central

Area at Domestic Terminal.

They are part of more

than $1 million BAC has

invested in Disability

Access facilities.



Eight million linear metres of drainage wicks that have been installed

underground at the site of the New Parallel Runway at Brisbane

Airport would be long enough to reach from Brisbane to Beijing and

are longer than the distance to the centre of the earth, making it the

largest project of its type ever undertaken in Australia. Eight million

cubic metres of sand also have been deposited on the site. The drainage

wicks have been inserted up to 25 metres below ground and about

one metre apart in order to compact the underlying waterlogged

soils before the runway construction can begin. The new runway is

expected to be completed by 2020.


Brisbane Airport is looking for Chinese-speaking volunteers

to join its Ambassador program to assist the growing number

of Chinese travellers visiting the city. Applicants need to

be fluent in Mandarin and available to volunteer at the

International Terminal between 7am and 11am or 4pm and

8pm on a roster that includes weekends. For information and

to apply email


| BNE December 2014/January 2015