Oct 16, 2008

Approval for Brisbane Airport Car Park Development

Approval for Brisbane Airport Car Park Development

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

October 16 2008

My approval today of the Major Development Plan for the construction of a multi-level car park at the domestic terminal of Brisbane Airport includes conditions to ensure the construction of the car park has a minimal impact on the environment.

Brisbane Airport Corporation has implemented sound environmental and traffic management plans for the construction and operational phases of the development. The project meets important aeronautical and safety considerations.

The car park will be built on the existing ground-level car park, extended to eight levels, and is designed to facilitate the future expansion and redevelopment of the domestic terminal.

The car park will meet the demand of domestic passengers, by providing parking for up to 5,300 cars and includes car rental bays and valet parking.

The multi-level car park will use state-of-the-art technology including an electronic car park management system which identifies spaces as they become available; a video intercom system; CCTV; and customer assistance points of contact.

Crime prevention through environment design principles will encourage natural surveillance, minimise blind spots and enhance line of sight. The number of entry and exit points will be restricted to minimise security breaches.

Brisbane Airport has projected that by 2030 about 34 million passengers will be using the facility per annum.

The average annual domestic passenger growth rate at Brisbane Airport for the last five years has been 9.2% – a large part of this growth has been regional passengers. In 2007-08 regional passengers set a new record with 938,769 arrivals and departures for the year, up 4% on the year before.

Conditions for the approval of the multi storey car park are publicly available.