The Brisbane Airport Corporation has officially completed its $350m Domestic Terminal Upgrade.
The project is an integral part of improved aviation infrastructure plans to match Brisbane’s growth, with more than 16 million passengers travelling through the terminal every year and those numbers expected to increase to 33 million by 2029.
Anthony Albanese, QLD Minister for Infrastructure & Transport, praised the Brisbane Airport Corporation on the success.
“The airport is a key economic driver for the state with wider flow-on benefits estimated to be worth some $4.6 billion annually to the wider economy,” he says. “The terminal upgrade will ensure that the Sunshine State continues to reap the social and economic benefits that come with the huge increase in air travel.”
The project includes the following features a satellite area for the central area terminal, which is used by Jetstar, Tiger Australia and other airlines. The satellite area has increased the number of aircraft gates from two to seven and also includes new food and beverage facilities, improved energy efficiency and space for offices.
A new nine-level car park at the domestic terminal provides more than 5,000 additional undercover spaces, bringing the total number within the precinct to around 9,000. This makes the car park the largest single-structure car park in the southern hemisphere.
A Domestic Terminal Skywalk connects the terminal with the car parks, passing over the road system with access via lifts, travelators and escalators.
The reconfiguration of the road network at the terminal has increased the number of accessible roads in front of the terminal, separating the 35,000 private vehicles which visit the terminal every day from taxis, buses and other ground transport operators.
A new Public Pick-Up Area is within walking distance from the central face of the Domestic Terminals and includes 221 car bays.
The airport also now features one of Australia’s largest pieces of public art, designed by Ned Kahn.
“What is most impressive of all is the nine-storey art work which adorns the new smart car park,” says Albanese. “This art work is truly a grand welcome to Brisbane.”