Brisbane Airport: New development as industrial demand soars

Render of new warehouse complex at Brisbane Airport
Image Credit: Brisbane Airport

Construction will begin shortly on Brisbane Airport’s next proactive development to meet surging demand for industrial warehousing space.

At the helm of this ambitious endeavor is Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC). Martin Ryan, the Executive General Manager of Commercial at BAC, underlines the significance of this proactive development.

He states that this venture reinforces Brisbane Airport (BNE) standing as the region’s foremost industrial destination.

24/7 Operational Capacity

One might wonder what makes Brisbane Airport’s industrial sites so appealing. Mr. Ryan attributes their desirability to unmatched transport connectivity and the ability to operate round-the-clock. These features are magnets for businesses seeking a strategic location.

Mr. Ryan expresses the airport’s vision of providing more businesses with access to their premium high-amenity sites.


This commitment fuels their ongoing investments in proactive developments, such as the one at Airport Industrial Park.

Aerial view of Brisbane Airport.
Photo Credit: Brisbane Airport Corporation.

Boronia Road Development

The centerpiece of this endeavor is the Boronia Road development, situated within the sprawling 100-hectare zone of Airport Industrial Park. This 17,000 sqm site boasts an impressive 8,600 sqm of lettable area.

The development includes a spacious 7,800 sqm warehouse and a two-level office building spanning 750 sqm. Additionally, it features 73 dedicated parking bays for the convenience of tenants and employees.

Scheduled for a 12-month construction period with over 700 skilled workers, this development is set to conclude by mid-2024. Its strategic location within the airport’s 24/7 operational capacity ensures continuous service and production.

Access to essential amenities is just a stone’s throw away in the Skygate mixed-use retail, commercial, and leisure precinct. This ensures that the workforce remains content and productive.

Sustainability at the Core

Brisbane Airport is committed to sustainability. The architecturally designed facilities in this development will strive to attain a prestigious 5 Star Green Star rating.

This will be achieved through the incorporation of sustainable practices, including solar power, rainwater harvesting, electric vehicle charging units, and the use of low-carbon products and materials.

Meeting High Demand

Mr. Ryan points out that Brisbane Airport is delighted to spearhead the development of these state-of-the-art facilities, especially in a market characterized by low industrial vacancy rates.

With freight demand in Australia poised for a significant 60% increase to service urban areas by 2040, Brisbane Airport is ideally positioned to address this growing need.

The airport possesses both the expertise and the connections required to deliver high-quality developments that meet the expectations of both global and local tenants.

Brisbane Airport boasts a diverse ecosystem of over 125 businesses and renowned brands. This vibrant mix includes businesses like Direct Couriers, Miele Australia, Downer, DHL, Australia Post, Schneider Electric, and GEODIS.

The Brisbane Airport hub

Brisbane Airport is not just a hub for businesses; it’s a source of economic vitality for the region. More than 20,000 employees are stationed on-site, collectively contributing over $1.5 billion in wages.

Since 1997, Brisbane Airport Corporation has been at the forefront of the responsible development of one of Queensland’s largest mixed-use sites.

With 2,700 hectares of landholdings at its disposal, Brisbane Airport continues to evolve, adapt, and contribute to the growth of the region.

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