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>Investment: $300+ million


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is engaged in a major redevelopment and expansion of the Domestic Terminal Building (DTB) and surrounds.


Numerous projects have been, are and will be taking place on multiple fronts, with BAC’s investment  exceeding $300 million.



• Early 2016 – early 2017: New Qantas Business Lounges expansion 

• Late 2016 – Late 2017: New Baggage Handling System expansion

• November 2016 – October 2017: New Terminal Fire Services Upgrade

• Mid 2016 – March 2017: New travelators connecting DTB to ongoing Hotels & Conference centre project

• August 2015 – March 2017: Ongoing Hotels & Conference Centre development

• Completed: Southern  Retail Redevelopment 

• TBC: New Centralised Security expansion

• TBC: New Regional Satellite Lounges

• TBC: New Northern Apron expansion

NB: Dates Subject to change

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> Timing: November 2016 - October 2017

> Investment: $29 million

> Construction jobs: 45


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is undertaking a $29 million upgrade of the Fire Services Systems at the Domestic Terminal Building (DTB).

While the current DTB Fire System is fully compliant with all Australian safety standards, increasing passenger numbers and the continuing expansion of the Terminal requires an upgrade of services.

The works will provide the following benefits:

• Upgrade of existing smoke detection system

• Upgrade of existing emergency lighting and exit signs

• Upgrade of existing sound and intercom system

• New ‘dry’ system fire alarm services

• Improved overall system performance

The work will be carried out in stages to ensure minimum disruption to operations in the DTB.


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 > Timing: July 2015 - June 2016

 > Investment: Completed


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has completed a $15 million redevelopment of the southern end of the Domestic Terminal Building (DTB).


Work began in July 2015 and has resulted in 16 new tenancies including reconfigured and upgraded food halls, a premium bar and restaurant and speciality retailers.


The work was carried out in stages and at mostly off-peak hours to ensure minimum disruption to terminal operations.


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>Timing: March 2016 - early 2017


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and Qantas are engaged in a multi-million dollar expansion of Qantas’ premium lounges at both the Domestic and International Terminal.


Domestic capacity will be increased by nearly a third with the redevelopment of the existing Qantas Club and the construction of a new Business Lounge plus a new invitation-only Chairman’s Lounge for VIPs and high-value customers.


The airline’s existing First and Business Class lounges at the International Terminal will also be redesigned into a single lounge facility with an expanded footprint.


Work on each of the lounges is expected to start in early 2016, with a completion date of early 2017.


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> Timing: Late 2016 - late 2017


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is engaged in a multi-million dollar upgrade and expansion of the Baggage Handling System at the Domestic Terminal Building (DTB).


The work is required to meet the forecast increase in passenger numbers and demands at the DTB and when complete will deliver:

> New baggage conveyor belts

> Upgrade of existing baggage conveyor belts

> Extended canopy from DTB to cover new conveyor belts

> New extended mezzanine and gantry for x-ray machines and bag sortation

> Upgraded x-ray machines




>Timing: TBC

> Investment: $40 million


Plans are underway to build a new $40 million Regional Satellite at the northern end of the Domestic Terminal Building (DTB), part of an overall $100m expansion of the precinct.


The work is a direct result of the continuing growth in regional Queensland and Australia, as well as the increasing demands of low-cost carrier airline operations.


The satellite will be approximately 300m away from the existing DTB and will be linked via a walkway, including travelators.


It will have 10 new boarding gates, as well as 2,000 square metres of space including passenger departure area, food, beverage, retail tenancies, amenities and service areas.








>Timing: Completed

> Investment: $3 million


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has installed wet weather protection canopies across two face roads at the Domestic Terminal, as well as upgrading existing shelters at the Terminal Bus Stop and Taxi Ranks.


The project delivered walkways linking the Terminal with passenger pick-up/drop-off areas and limousine services, new-look, more visible bus stops and upgraded and covered taxi rank areas.


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Virgin Australia’s significantly expanded Brisbane Domestic Lounge, new Premium Entry experience and enhanced valet service opened at the Domestic Terminal in September 2015, another landmark in the expansion and upgrade of VA facilities there.


Work began in late 2013 and has resulted in the Lounge doubling in size, the introduction of Premium Entry which enables kerbside direct entry into the Lounge and significant improvements to the VA Terminal, including additional aerobridges and expanded seating areas which provides guests with a place to wait and charge their devices with a number of power and USB points, lounge chairs and tables.


“The three projects have been delivered to a high standard in a variety of complex environments, from the busy Domestic Terminal Forecourt through to the apron and airside roads,” said Airport Construction Project Director Steve Grant.


It’s a sentiment shared by Virgin Australia, “The success of the three commercial projects delivered to date are testament to the collaborative relationship developed by the Virgin and BAC teams. We have a fourth project currently in concept phase with BAC and the team have taken on the challenge with the same spirit and enthusiasm,” said VA Project Director Kim Wilson.


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  • Timing: Completed
  • Investment: $10 million


The Domestic Terminal Check-in and Baggage Reclaim Upgrade project delivered an innovative, efficient and digitised check-in service; automated bag drops and improved baggage reclaim facilities in the heart of a busy terminal which services more than 17 million passengers each year.During the construction phase, the terminal continued to operate 24/7 and process approximately 50,000 people a day. Minimising impacts to passengers and airport operations was paramount, “business as usual” was vital.


The project delivered new airline service desks, eight new and 12 relocated self-service check-in kiosks, eight new automatic bag drops, more baggage reclaim facilities, new screening facilities, new offices and queuing space, new floor finishes and a new Visitors Information Counter.


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