Brisbane Airport response to Climate Commission report: infrastructure will withstand rising sea levels
23 May 2011
Brisbane Airport infrastructure has been planned and constructed in accordance with long-term sea level rise forecasts.
Successive Master Plan’s in addition to the Environmental Impact Study completed for the New Parallel Runway has seen critical airport infrastructure built with the appropriate level of immunity, which is above the sea level rise predicted in the Climate Commission report released today – The Critical Decade, as well as extreme weather events that may cause Moreton Bay storm surges and rainfall runoff in the catchment around the airport.
Furthermore, the 1 in 100 flood event which occurred in January this year saw Brisbane Airport infrastructure unaffected by rising flood waters, with operations continuing at all stages throughout the flood event, proving the resilience of the Brisbane Airport’s critical infrastructure under extreme conditions.