Brisbane’s new runway project is not just about a runway. It is about the doubling Brisbane Airport's airfield and all associated facilities.
- A new runway 3.3kms long, 60m wide, topped with asphalt
- Up to 12km of taxiways, made of concrete
- Many kilometres of airside roads, drains, airfield lighting and signage,
- Navigation aids, including an Instrument Landing System (ILS) and high intensity lighting at either end of the runway
- 300ha of landscaping to grass all non-paved areas of the airfield and
- A four-lane underpass structure.
Work to improve ground conditions began on site in 2012. The final major stages of construction to build the runway, taxiways and airfield got underway in 2017 as the ground transformation works had performed according to plan. Construction is in on track for the runway to open in 2020.