Aug 28, 2012

Brisbane Airport Terminal Upgrade takes flight

One of Australia’s largest pieces of public art will greet the millions of passengers who fly in and out of Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal every year.

The Ned Kahn artwork caps off Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal Upgrade which also includes a 5,000 space smart car park, adjoining Skywalk and the complete redesign of the road network.

Congratulations to Brisbane Airport Corporation on completing the $350 million upgrade.

The Domestic Terminal Precinct Upgrade project commenced in 2010 and includes:

  • A $40 million Common User Satellite terminal upgrade – opened in April 2011;
  • A $60 million Stage 2 Northern Domestic Terminal Apron Expansion;
  • The $196 million new Multi-Level Car Park;
  • The “Skywalk”, a raised pedestrian walkway linking the car parks to the terminal;
  • A reconfiguration of the road network within the precinct; and
  • A new $4.5 million free passenger pick-up facility.

Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities and its passenger numbers are growing to match. Passenger numbers will more than double from the current 19 million to a staggering 51 million by 2030.

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.

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 complete re-design of the road network will help the 35,000 cars which visit this terminal every day, move through more quickly and easily.

Better ground transport links and improved access to the Airtrain will mean travellers can get to the domestic terminal without having to navigate a maze of roads, making getting around the airport safer and easier.

What is most impressive of all is the nine storey art work which adorns the new smart car park. This art work is truly a grand welcome to Brisbane.