News

400 construction workers to build new Brisbane runway

The new parallel runway (white strip behind terminal) being built at Brisbane Airport.
The new parallel runway (white strip behind terminal) being built at Brisbane Airport.

BRISBANE Airport's new runway will deliver a $5 billion-a-year boost to the economy.

A $500 million contract for the final, biggest stage of building the 3.3km strip was last month awarded to a joint venture between BMD Construction and CPB Contractors.

The construction workforce will peak at 400 in the middle of next year. Up to 90 per cent of labour, equipment and resources will be sourced locally.

Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO and managing director Julieanne Alroe said the project - the biggest since the airport was privatised 20 years ago - was "on time and under budget'' for a 2020 completion.

More at The Courier-Mail

Topics:  brisbane airport economy travel

News Corp Australia

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Rollercoaster stuck after power outage

The hypercoaster opened officially last week. Picture Glenn Hampson.

Movie World’s latest attraction stalled after power surge

One injured after fuel truck incident on crossing site

Emergency Services, QFES, Fire, Fire truck, Fire & Rescue Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

A fuel truck left the road in an on-site incident

Teens charged after flicked cigs allegedly sparked 38ha fire

A generic image of a man pictured lighting a cigarette in Canberra, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The Australian Labor Party has outlined a plan to increase the tobacco excise by 12.5 per cent a year, each year, from September 1, 2017 until September 1, 2020, whereby consumers would see a packet of 25 cigarettes cost more than $40 by 2020. (AAP Image/Sam Mooy) NO ARCHIVING

Crews went back to check the scene at Atkinson Dam this morning

Local Partners