Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Brisbane Airport development takes off with Master Plan approved

Media Release


03 February 2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has approved Brisbane Airport's 2014 Master Plan, setting out the airport's strategic direction for the next 20 years.

The Master Plan proposes several significant infrastructure developments at Brisbane Airport to accommodate predicted growth in passenger and aircraft movements. The Master Plan provides for works associated with the New Parallel Runway, a Regional Satellite Facility, upgraded terminal facilities and improved road and transport networks.

In 2012–13 Brisbane Airport and businesses operating on the airport precinct directly contributed $3.3 billion (Gross Value Added) to the Queensland economy.

By 2034 it is estimated Brisbane Airport will contribute more than $8.2 billion to the economy and provide nearly 51,000 jobs.

“Brisbane Airport is one of Australia's fastest growing passenger and freight airports and the developments outlined in the 2014 Master Plan will be key to easing congestion and increasing capacity,” Mr Truss said.

“Brisbane Airport plays a significant role in Queensland's economy, generating jobs, investment and tourism and the proposed infrastructure investments will provide benefits to the local, state, regional and national economies.

“The New Parallel Runway will be a key development for Brisbane and once completed in 2020 will support the same level of capacity as airports like Hong Kong and Singapore.

“The Australian Government strongly supports measures to better understand and mitigate against the impacts of aircraft noise, and Brisbane Airport is being encouraged to continue working with the community to manage this important issue.”