‘Brisbane Airport’ Brisbane’s newest suburb
More than two decades after Brisbane Airport was established in its current location, the 2700 hectares which make up the airport precinct has been recognised in its own right with official confirmation the area will now be called the suburb of ‘Brisbane Airport’.
While there are no plans to develop Brisbane Airport into a typical residential suburb, the airport precinct is ‘home’ to over 360 business’ supported by more than 17,000 people who work on the airport each day, a figure that is expected to grow to 50,000 by 2029.
Brisbane Airport CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said the renaming from Eagle Farm to Brisbane Airport would provide clarity, consistency and a greater ‘sense of place’ for airport staff, stakeholders, tourists, visitors and suppliers.
“Despite the location being widely recognised as ‘Brisbane Airport’ since the opening of the site 20 years ago, there remained some inconsistencies and confusion around issues such as official locality guides, maps and postal related services.
“As such, Brisbane Airport warrants this formal recognition as an independent suburb, more importantly, as the airport community and tourism numbers grow, it will assist with navigation to the airport and further support our request for a post office on site to service this growing population.
“However, it goes without saying that the suburb of Eagle farm will always be a treasured and respected part of Brisbane Airport’s history.
We will ensure through information in the Brisbane Airport Experience Centre that Brisbane Airport’s Eagle Farm origins are not forgotten,” Ms Alroe said.
Brisbane Airport and Eagle Farm historical timeline: