Brisbane Airport Corporation’s new Property Development Master Plan (PDMP) includes a General Aviation charter and FIFO facility to be located at Airport North. The concept is contained in a 50-year vision for the airport released today, and is intended to service the growing demand from the resources sector.
The new facility is only one part of the PDMP, which focuses on creating a commercial hub from Airport Village to the Domestic Terminal and beyond within the next 10 years. It also sets out a range of development opportunities, foreseeing the creation of more than 25 new buildings over the next five years, including hotels, commercial space and some retail, as well as industrial and mixed industry and business uses.
A longer term forecast predicts the airport-based workforce to more than double in the next 20 years from its current level of 19,000 (across 420 businesses) to over 50,000.
CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe said: "The plan presents a clear vision for the airport to become a major commercial centre for business and leisure that supports the economic and cultural growth of Brisbane and Queensland, and acknowledges the important role it plays in Brisbane’s transformation into a new world city.
“Our aim is to create an exciting commercial and transport hub with a strong sense of place that complements the CBD, celebrates Queensland’s character and is valued as a key part of Brisbane’s urban fabric,” Ms Alroe said.
“We want to enhance Brisbane Airport’s primary aviation function with commercial and lifestyle offerings that create a key destination in its own right."
The PDMP can be viewed in full at www.bneproperty.com.au.