Australia Approves Brisbane Airport Plan

21 September 2009 (Last Updated September 21st, 2009 18:30)

Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia, will see development work worth $4.2bn change the way the airport operates. The airport, which has had $1.21bn spent on it in the last decade alone, will have work done to ensure it can cater to about 40 million passengers and host about 40,00

Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia, will see development work worth $4.2bn change the way the airport operates.

The airport, which has had $1.21bn spent on it in the last decade alone, will have work done to ensure it can cater to about 40 million passengers and host about 40,000 full-time staff over the next 20 years.

Work on the airport's runway, roads and terminal systems will be undertaken with sustainability in mind, according to the airport operators.