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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister 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's International Terminal flies high

Media Release


28 October 2015

Brisbane Airport's international terminal has officially reopened today—bigger and brighter—following a $45 million refurbishment started in early 2014.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss officially reopened the terminal today, which he says will help secure the future of one of Australia's busiest gateways.

“Brisbane Airport currently services almost 30 international destinations, more than 40 domestic destinations and supports the movement of some 22 million passengers,” Mr Truss said.

“Brisbane Airport Corporation forecasts that by 2033–34, some 12 million passengers will pass through this international terminal—more than doubling current numbers. With many international travellers using the airport as a key jumping off point for tourist destinations across the state, including the Great Barrier Reef, this upgrade is a real boost for Queensland.

“The redevelopment has seen the expansion of more than 4,500 square metres of additional retail space, upgraded signage for passengers and Queensland-themed departure and arrival lounges that will give passengers the best possible experience at the airport.”

Mr Truss said the airport upgrade had drawn extensively on the skills of the local community.

“I am particularly pleased by airport's use of local talent and expertise in designing the terminal upgrade, which incorporates Queensland and Australian materials wherever possible, as well as artwork from local artists,” he said.

“This upgrade is designed to give visitors the best impression of Australia and the state of Queensland, and I think this refurbishment has certainly achieved that.

“An estimated 750 people have worked on this project since it began, providing an important economic boost to the city. Importantly, Brisbane Airport is investing $16 million to build three new airline lounges on Level 4 of the terminal, with completion expected in early 2016.

“The refurbishment of the international terminal, as well as this $16 million upgrade, will help to ensure that Brisbane Airport continues to be an important driver for the state’s economy for years to come.”

A copy of Brisbane Airport's 2014 Master Plan can be found at