BNE Welcomes approval of Master Plan

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has welcomed the approval of its 2014 Master Plan by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.

BAC CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe said the Master Plan was a significant document for the airport’s future, outlining passenger forecasts and key developments, including terminal expansions, transport infrastructure and the new parallel runway, which has commenced construction.

“We are very pleased the Australian Government has approved our 20 year vision for Brisbane Airport which will help us achieve our goal of becoming a more important gateway for Australia in the future,” Ms Alroe said.

“We’re particularly proud of the extensive consultative approach taken with this Master Plan and efforts to present the community with comprehensive understandable aircraft noise information, setting a benchmark in this field.

“The approval of the Master Plan will see $3.8 billion investment in airport infrastructure over the next decade, allowing Brisbane Airport to cater to the expected doubling of passenger numbers to around 48 million by 2034,” Ms Alroe said.

While the Master Plan is the blueprint for development to meet future demand, it also forms the platform for BAC’s ongoing contribution to the local, state and national economy over coming decades.

An economic study conducted for the Master Plan found that Brisbane Airport would contribute $8.2 billion to the Queensland economy and provide around 51,500 full time jobs within the next two decades.The Master Plan also includes a five-year Airport Environment Strategy and Ground Transport Plan.

Ms Alroe said during preparation of the Master Plan, BAC worked closely with stakeholders including industry, airlines, the community and all levels of government.

“I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the Master Plan and we look forward to working with all stakeholders as we implement our vision for Brisbane Airport to be world best and the preferred choice for passengers, airlines, business and the community,” she said.

During the master planning process Brisbane Airport held information sessions, working groups and briefings, in addition to advertisements, fact sheets, website and social media communications. A total of 39 submissions were received during the public comment period.

A copy of BNE’s approved Master Plan will be available for download from www.bne.com.au within 50 days.For more details visit www.bne.com.au or call the Master Plan team on 1800 737 075.