2020 Brisbane Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan Open for Feedback

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Have you submitted your feedback yet on the preliminary draft of the 2020 Brisbane Airport Master Plan? Members of the community only have a few days left to say what they think.  

Released for public comment beginning 27 May 2019, the Preliminary Draft Master Plan provides an overview of the strategic direction for future development of the airport between now and 2040, with special focus on development plans for 2020-25.


The 2020 Master Plan’s Development Objectives are grouped into four main pillars of focus: growing aviation markets, excellence in customer satisfaction, supporting business growth, and driving economic prosperity.

Currently, BNE has several projects underway including:

  • Brisbane’s New Runway – Once the new parallel runway opens in 2020 the airport capacity is said to effectively be doubled.

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  • BNE Auto Mall Due to open as the new BNE Auto Mall, a first of its kind development that includes a test track among other facilities, is expected to attract more visitors to the airport.
  • International Terminal Check-in and Domestic Terminal Retail Upgrades The draft master plan aims to address that future demand with expansions meant to extend the capacity of International and Domestic Terminals as well as identification of areas for new expansions.

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  • Multi-storey Car ParkThe facility will provide up to 2,800 additional parking bays.

Some possible future projects:

  • Domestic and International Terminals expansion – The draft master plan aims to address that future demand with a host of expansions to extend the capacity of International and Domestic Terminals as well as identification of areas for new expansions.
  • Aviation Support facilities and servicesTo meet existing and future needs, new precincts for aviation support facilities expansion are identified including a potential airside road connection
  • Future Northern and Western Terminal – BNE’s development strategy for the Domestic Terminal will focus on the development of the future Northern and Western Terminals. The Future Northern Terminal could be located with direct connectivity to the cross link taxiway system and both runways, whilst the Future Western Terminal could be situated with frontage to Brisbane’s new runway. 
  • Potential Mass Transit System A potential airport precinct future development option is the mass transit system comprising an airside MTS connecting the Terminals; a new rail station at Skygate; and a feeder bus shuttle service to ancillary airport precinct locations. 
 Brisbane Airport Preliminary Draft Master Plan
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2020 Brisbane Airport Master Plan Timeline:

  • Planning and technical studies: October 2017 – March 2018
  • Engagement with government and key stakeholders: March 2018 – April 2019
  • Public comment period: 27 May – 21 August 2019
  • 2020 Brisbane Airport Draft Master Plan and supplementary report produced: September – November 2019
  • Final draft submitted to Federal Minister: January 2020
  • Master Plan adopted, pending Ministerial approval: January 2020
  • Implementation: 2020 – 2024

Brisbane Airport currently serves more than 23 million passengers per year, which is projected to more than double by 2040. Once approved, the Master Plan will form the basis for future development of airport facilities over the next 20 years, with particular focus on the next five years. 


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The final draft of the Master Plan will be submitted to the Federal Government in December 2019. 

For more information about the 2020 Brisbane Airport Master Plan, click here. Alternatively, you may check the hard copies at these locations during business hours:

  • Brisbane Square Public Library – 266 George Street, Brisbane City
  • Chermside Public Library – 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside
  • Carindale Public Library – 1151 Creek Road, Carindale
  • Toowong Public Library – 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation’s Administration Office – 11 The Circuit, Brisbane Airport

Feedback may be submitted through the following:

  • Submit feedback via the form here 
  • Or Email your submission to masterplan@bne.com.au
  • Or Post your submission (no stamp required) to;

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