|Timeframe:||Work began 2012. Due to complete in 2020|
|Client:||Brisbane Airport Corporation|
|Primary Contractor:||Skyway JV (incorporating BMD Group and CPB Contractors) and McConnell Dowell|
|Steel supplier||InfraBuild (to McConnell Dowell for the Dyandra Road Underpass)|
Construction work on Brisbane Airport's new runway and supporting infrastructure is almost complete. Together, the works include a new 3.3km-long runway, 12km of taxiway and the Dryandra Road Underpass, a four-lane underpass structure that will allow road vehicles to travel between the Domestic Terminal precinct and the airport's northern facilities.
The Skyway JV, comprising BMD Group and CPB Contractors, is managing the airport works. BMD has been involved from the outset as primary contractor for the early civil works (2012–2013) and for the Gap Surcharge Works (early 2016) to shift 250,000 cubic metres of sand into the Dyandra Road Underpass alignment.
McConnell Dowell is delivering the Dryandra Road Works contract. Approximately 3000 tonnes of reinforcing steel has been supplied by InfraBuild for the underpass structure, with nearly 20,000 cubic metres of concrete poured. The bridge atop the underpass (which forms part of the taxiway and airfield road) has been designed to withhold the weight of a fully-laden A380 or similar future aircraft (approximately 710 tonnes).
Up to 675 people have worked directly on the project, 90 per cent of whom are SE Queensland-based employees.
Artist's impression of the new airport. Image courtesy of Brisbane Airport.
Article published on Friday, 06 December 2019