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Brisbane Airport redevelopment moves forward

Brisbane Airport redevelopment moves forward

Brisbane's airport is earmarked for major redevelopment.

Plans to redevelop Brisbane Airport’s international terminal are powering ahead, after expressions of interest (EOI) were called for seven-year duty free contracts.

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) made the announcement yesterday (February 12), saying the EOI process is part of a major project to transform the terminal into a world class airport retail centre.

The major development, which could generate opportunities for apprenticeships in Brisbane, will meet expected future demand on the Brisbane airport, which is tipped to double to 50 million passengers annually by 2029.

BAC is planning to invest more than $2.5 billion in infrastructure over the next decade to support the projected growth, Key Media reports.

“For the first time Brisbane Airport will develop a walk through departures store of approximately 1,600 sq m and a walk through arrivals store of approximately 800 sq m,” BAC general manager of terminal retail and commercial Andrew Brodie explained.

EOI will be open from February 18 to March 1, with the successful applicants due to be selected by August.

BAC expects to release design and construction details of the project over the coming months, with works to commence in 2014.

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