Brisbane Airport industry briefing

By: Amie Hickland

The 2014 Master Plan for Brisbane Airport will be explained at an industry forum later this month

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA) and Brisbane Airport Corporation will hold a joint forum next week on the Brisbane Airport 2014 Master Plan.

Brisbane Airport’s New Parallel Runway Project Director Paul Coughlin and Aeronautical Capacity Manager Helen Clarke will lead the forum in the informational session.

Coughlin has overall responsibility for the successful delivery of the $1.3 billion project, while Clarke has played a crucial role in bringing the plan together.

At this forum, the two key airport mangers will provide an update of the 2014 Master Plan and current reclamation phase of the New Parallel Runway.

Coughlin says the runway project is about 70 per cent of the way through phase one, which involves putting sand on the ground as the area is too soft to build on.

Phase two will then call for interest from contractors in building the runway and subsequent infrastructure.

Coughlin says the forum will be a good opportunity for those who are interested in the project and the plan to have their questions answered.

"I’ll cover what the runway project is about, where we are and where we’re heading," he says.

Coughlin says the runway is being built as the airport grows, which will also mean there is a need for other infrastructure for services such as car parking.

He says the train and bus services largely cater to staff at the airport, which is about 20,000 people.

"The Airtrain is public transport so it’s ideal for passengers – it’s certainly growing as well," says Coughlin.

"The other form of public transport, which tends to be buses, is probably linked more to employees of the airport."

The forum will be held at Brisbane Airport Corporation Headquarters on October 29 from 7.30am.

Click here to register for the event

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