Brisbane's new runway is recognised as a key driver in the long term growth of Brisbane and Queensland by creating jobs, opportunities for new destinations and a greater choice of airlines.
At a total cost of around $1.3 billion, it is the biggest aviation project under construction in Australia and when complete will give Brisbane the best runway system in the country.
Apart from the hundreds of construction jobs already created, by 2035, it will generate up to 8,000 new jobs and an additional $5 billion in annual economic benefit for the region. By doubling capacity, it will enable continued growth bringing more flights, more choice and better service for all our business and leisure travel.
As one of the fastest growing airports in Australia with nearly 23.2 million passengers each year, Brisbane is an important gateway to the rest of the country.