Planning for Brisbane Airport's future
The Airports Act 1996 requires all federally leased airports to prepare an Airport Master Plan. The Master Plan sets the 20 year strategic direction for the airport site and is renewed every five years.
The 2014 Master Plan was approved by the Australian Government on 13 January 2015, and this is available for download here.
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has commenced planning for the 2020 Master Plan. The public comment period will commence in mid 2019, prior to the final draft Master Plan submission to the Federal Government in January 2020.
An Airport Master Plan is a planning document that provides the strategic direction for the future development of the airport over the next 20 years, with a particular focus on the 5 year horizon. For example, the 2020 Brisbane Airport Master Plan provides an overview of future development between now and 2040, with a focus on 2020-25.
Once approved, the Master Plan becomes the basis from which future airport projects and activities proceed into detailed planning and implementation.
The Airports Act 1996 requires that Brisbane Airport, as a federally leased airport, prepares an Airport Master Plan every five years.
The Act states the following purposes of a final master plan:
(a) to establish the strategic direction for efficient and economic development at the airport over the planning period of the plan; and
(b) to establish the strategic direction for efficient and economic development at the airport over the planning period of the plan; and
(c) to indicate to the public intended uses of the airport site; and
(d) to reduce potential conflicts between uses of the airport site, and to ensure that uses of the airport site and compatible with the areas surrounding the airport; and
(e) to ensure that all operations at the airport are undertaken in accordance with relevant environmental legislation and standards; and
(f) to establish a framework for assessing compliance at the airport with relevant environmental legislation and standards; and
(g) to promote the continual improvement of environmental management at the airport.
The 2020 Brisbane Airport Master Plan will outline the vision, objectives and strategic intent for Brisbane Airport's future growth. It will provide a clear direction for the development of the airport facilities and act as an important link to other planning strategies both in Brisbane and Queensland.
The Master Plan will:
- Set out the airport's future forecasts for airlines and passenger growth
- Outline development for additional uses of the airport site
- Set out plans for significant future investment in operations, aviation infrastructure, roads and terminals
- Provide an update to the Airport Environment Strategy and Ground Transport Plan
- Demonstrate our commitment to engaging and supporting the community
The Plan is prepared to support the continued growth of Brisbane Airport as a gateway to Queensland and significant contributor to the national, state and local economies.
The current 2014 Master Plan can be found here. It was approved by the Australian Government on 13 January 2015.
The 2014 Master Plan provides the strategic direction for all development at the airport from 2014-34, covering passenger growth, job creation, the construction of the new runway, as well as significant investment in other aviation infrastructure, roads and terminals.
In 2018, Brisbane Airport engaged with over 1,000 people across more than 140 separate events. These events included briefings with airlines, local business groups, airport tenants, government and community representatives, plus working groups on cargo, aviation support, airline operations, ground transport and airport developments.
Briefings will continue throughout 2019, for more information please contact @email.
Yes, the Brisbane Airport 2020 Master Plan will be open for public comment. The preliminary draft Master Plan will be available from late May 2019 at bne.com.au/masterplan and in hard copy from Brisbane Airport Corporation HQ and several council libraries around Brisbane.
Submissions can be made via an online form or post.
More details will be available once the 2020 Brisbane Airport Master Plan opens for public comment in late May.
Your submission is used in conjunction with feedback we receive from other consultation events.
Brisbane Airport will use the information gathered during the public comment period to inform the decisions made and inclusions in the 2020 Brisbane Airport Master Plan document.
A summary of the feedback received will form part of the final report sent to the Federal Government as part of the approval process.
The final draft of the Master Plan will be submitted to the Federal Government in January 2020.