Construction is set to commence on an expanded car park at Brisbane's Domestic Terminal as part of the ongoing A$5bn Future BNE transformation

Future BNE encompasses more than 150 projects including upgrades to the Domestic and International Terminals, the construction of Terminal 3's first stage, and additional commercial, industrial, and retail developments.

The expansion of the car park will provide 1,700 additional parking spaces for ParkLong customers, addressing increasing capacity challenges, especially during peak holiday seasons.

“Since Covid we have seen more people wanting to drive to the airport. We continue to see the demand for parking grow as Brisbane’s population expands and we’re investing now to cater for current and future passenger needs,” said Martin Ryan, executive general manager commercial, Brisbane Airport

An aerial view of how the completed car park will look
An aerial view of how the completed car park will look Brisbane Airport

The new spaces are part of an extension to the current P2 car park and will involve the removal of the existing 30-minute free parking area and space for vehicles over 2.4m in height. Effective March 11, Brisbane Airport will offer 30 minutes of free parking at the Domestic ParkShort car park (located on Level 2 of the P1 car park), offering visitors a closer option to the terminals than the current location. This will unlock 30 minutes of free car parking to over 400,000 customers that use ParkShort each year, the airport operator said. Travellers with vehicles over 2.4m high will be asked to use AIRPARK, with free buses to and from the terminal.

The roof of the car park extension will have solar panels. Sustainable building and procurement practices will also feature.

Construction will begin shortly, with the project aiming to be completed by mid-2025.

A rendering of the car park from ground level
A rendering of the car park from ground level Brisbane Airport