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>Investment: $300+ million


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is currently 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.



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

• Completed: New Baggage Handling System expansion

• Completed: New Qantas Business Lounges expansion 

• Completed: New travelators connecting DTB to ongoing Hotels & Conference centre project

• Completed: 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




> Timing: Late 2016 to August 2017

> Investment: $12 million

> Construction jobs: 50+


The upgrade and expansion of the Virgin Australia (VA) baggage handling system at the Domestic Terminal is great for passengers, airlines and for Brisbane Airport.


The first in a series of upgrades for both the domestic and international terminals, the work is part of BAC’s Baggage Development Strategy and helps to bring the airport one step closer to our goal of being the major gateway in Australia.


The opening of this new multi-million dollar facility means BNE now has a larger, faster and more efficient airport baggage handling system thanks to:

• Three new baggage carousels

• Upgrade of existing baggage conveyer belt

• Improved bag sortation software

• Extended canopy from terminal to cover new belts

• New extended mezzanine and gantry for increased bag sortation and new x-ray machines





> Timing: November 2016 to 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 to 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.


The next stage of the retail redevelopment of the terminal is expected to begin in March 2018.


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>Timing: March 2016 to early 2017


Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and Qantas have completed a multi-million dollar expansion of Qantas’ new Domestic Business Lounge and Premium Lounge Entry as part of the airline’s multi-million dollar upgrade at Brisbane Airport.


Premium Lounge Entry will offer top tier Frequent Flyers an exclusive check-in area, bag drop, security screening and escalator with direct access to the new Lounge Precinct. The Domestic Business Lounge is 30 percent bigger than the previous facility with a luxurious design inspired by the beauty of Queensland’s landscape. The airline has also introduced an invitiation only Chairman's lounge for VIP customers.


Qantas' existing First and Business Class lounges at the International Terminal have also been redesigned into a single lounge facility with an expanded footprint.


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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.






  • 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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