The Brisbane Airport Corporation is currently developing a new parallel runway to enhance Airport capacity, and bring the Airport into line with some of the best in the world.
This parallel runway has been under construction now for several years and we are about 50% of the way through the construction process, with such a long construction timeline it’s easy to forget about this project because it is such as a slow burn. But as we see annual passenger numbers growing in Brisbane from 22 million in 2014 to a predicted 50 Million in 2035, developments such as the new parallel runway are crucial to Brisbanes growth. This project isn’t just important when we talk about infrastructure and tourism but also property values as well, as we see increased Employment as a result of this development in addition the increased exposure of Brisbane as a new world city.
The development is currently around 50% through the construction phase with progress currently awaiting ground settlement, which if you watch the video explains a little bit about the process that has been needed to be built on reclaimed land. The construction of the footings and the infrastructure needed before even laying of any concrete is vitally important to the success of this new runway. In fact the dredging and reclamation works involves the engineered placement of nearly 11 million cubic meters of clean marine sand from Moreton Bay to fill and surcharge the site.
Watch this space for further updates.