The public comment period for the 2020 Brisbane Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan has now closed.
The 2020 Brisbane Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan Summary Booklet can be found below.
The 2020 Brisbane Airport Draft Master Plan supplementary report will be produced from September - November 2019, with the final draft submitted to the Federal Minister in January 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Brisbane's new runway is on track to open in mid-2020. When the new runway opens it will effectively double Brisbane Airport's capacity, providing enormous opportunity to bring more visitors to the region, plus a greater choice in airlines and destinations for Brisbane residents. More information on the new runway can be found here.
Brisbane Airport Corporation is committed to keeping the local community informed about the changes to flight paths and have developed materials to assist the community with understanding how they may be impacted.
The Brisbane Airport Flight Path Tool shows the jet arrivals and departure flight paths from Brisbane Airport, both current and when the new runway opens in mid-2020. The tool can be accessed here.
Brisbane Airport's mobile information centre has been built to help Brisbane residents get the facts on what the new runway means for them. Find out where the mobile information centre is popping up here.
The timeline for the 2020 Brisbane Airport Master Plan is:
- Planning and technical studies: October 2017 - March 2018
- Engagement with government and key stakeholders: March 2018 - April 2019
- Public comment period: 27 May - 21 August 2019
- 2020 Brisbane Airport Draft Master Plan and supplementary report produced: September - November 2019
- Final draft submitted to Federal Minister: January 2020
- Master Plan adopted, pending Ministerial approval: January 2020
- Implementation: 2020 - 2024
As at May 2019, Brisbane Airport directly engaged with over 1,250 people across more than 250 separate events whilst compiling the 2020 Brisbane Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan. These events included briefings with airlines, local business groups, airport tenants, government and community representatives, plus working groups on environment, business and industry, cargo, aviation support, airline operations, ground transport and airport developments.
Brisbane Airport Corporation will give due regard to feedback submitted when preparing the draft 2020 Brisbane Airport Master Plan. This is due to be submitted to the Federal Government in January 2020.
A summary of the feedback 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.
The current 2014 Master Plan can be found here. It was approved by the Federal 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.