Brisbane Airport's New Terminal Gets Government Green Light
23 December 2013
Brisbane Airport's new multi-million dollar charter terminal has been given the all clear for construction by the Australian Government.
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the new terminal will bring General Aviation operators together into a single building, improving useability for charter and Fly-In Fly-Out operators, and enabling smoother operations within the General Aviation precinct.
“Construction of the new General Aviation terminal will begin in early 2014 with completion expected in 2015,” Mr Truss announced today.
“Works will include a two storey terminal building with four gates for passenger departures and arrivals, five interchangeable passenger lounges and a VIP lounge. There will also be parking for staff and a passenger drop off/pick up zone for taxis, buses and private vehicles.
“This new terminal is part of the Brisbane Airport Corporation's $4.2 billion 20-year infrastructure program to meet bourgeoning demand.
“The airport is a vital transport and business centre, as the gateway to South East Queensland that expedites tourism, trade and economic activity across the region and, indeed, for the state and nation.
“By 2015, yearly passenger movements through this new facility are expected to top 119,000, rising to 270,000 a year by 2028.
“These works are essential to ensure for Brisbane Airport to cater for this passenger growth. Once completed, this new terminal will be a lasting boost for travellers, workers and to the city of Brisbane.
“The charter terminal development will create 20 new jobs during the pre-construction phase and 50 jobs during the construction phase—adding to the existing 20,600 jobs across the airport.”Brisbane Airport has 50 business days to make the major development plan public.