Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway


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Brisbane Airport New Parallel Runway

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All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million

STATUS: Recently closed
SECTOR: Other transport
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Traditional procurement
TYPE: Greenfield

The New Parallel Runway (NPR) at Brisbane Airport will increase the capacity of the airport to a level similar to Hong Kong and Singapore airports. The NPR will be 3.3 kilometres long, 60 metres wide and include in excess of 12 kilometres of taxiways.

Phase 1 of the the NPR, which involved ground preparation and improvement works, was completed between 2012-2015.

Phase 2 of the NPR, involves the construction of the runway and assoicated infrastructure, and is split into three sections of work:

- Airfield works;
- Dryandra Road works; and
- site access & seawall works.

The site access & seawall works were awarded to Hall Contracting and completed in early 2017, while the $120 million Dryandra road works contract is currently being undertaken by McConnell Dowell and is scheduled for completion in mid-2018.

The $400 million Airfield Works is the largest package of Phase 2 and comprises:

- construction of the 3300 x 60 metre runway;
- construction of the 12 kilometre taxiway system;
- installation of airfield infrastructure; and
- removal of excess sand surcharge once the ideal compaction level is reached.

Tenders for the Airfield Works closed in November 2016, with Skyway, a joint venture between CPB Contractors and BMD Constructions, awarded the works in July 2017. Construction began in 2017 and will be complete and ready for aircraft in 2020.

The NPR is being privately funded by Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), with 75 per cent of the cost coming from BAC and 25 per cent from landing fees.

Last reviewed: 19/02/2018

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