Brisbane’s new runway was not just a runway project. It included doubling Brisbane Airport's airfield and all associated facilities.
- A new runway 3.3kms long, 60m wide, topped with asphalt
- 12km of taxiways, topped with concrete
- Many kilometres of airside roads, drains, airfield lighting and signage
- Navigation aids, including an Instrument Landing System (ILS) and high intensity approach lighting system (HIAL) at both ends of the runway
- 300ha of landscaping to cover all non-paved areas of the airfield and
- A four-lane underpass structure which links the Domestic Terminal precinct and the airport's northern facilities
Work to prepare the site began in 2012. The final major stages of construction to build the runway, taxiways and airfield got underway in 2017 as the ground transformation works had performed according to plan. Construction was completed in mid-2020, ready for the runway to official open on Sunday 12 July 2020.