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Major contract on Brisbane’s New Runway awarded

The Brisbane Airport Corporation has announced the successful contractor for the $120 million Dryandra Road Works contract.

The Brisbane Airport Corporation has announced the successful contractor for the $120 million Dryandra Road Works contract.The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has announced the successful contractor for the $120 million Dryandra Road Works contract on Brisbane’s New Runway project.

McConnell Dowell will undertake the works, which is a significant structural element of the new runway project and involves the construction of a reinforced concrete four-lane underpass.

The new underpass will allow vehicles to travel under the taziways and connect the new runway to the aiurport’s domestic and internation terminals and the existing runway system.

Julieanne Alroe, BAC CEO and Managing Director, said in a statement the Dryandra Road contract was a significant component of the overall contribution to jobs for the region, with 2,700 employment opportunities estimated at the peak of the runway’s construction.

“Most importantly, when the new runway opens in 2020, Brisbane Airport will have one of the most efficient runway systems in the country, with sufficient capacity for many years to come,” she said.

“Efficient operations and ample capacity will attract more opportunities and boost business, injecting an estimated $13 billion into the Australian economy by 2034 and supporting more than 88,000 jobs nationwide.

“Indeed we are very fortunate that more than 30 years ago, the government at the time had the foresight to select this particular location for Brisbane Airport,” she said.

“It is a decision that has allowed maximum growth of the airport with minimum impact to the community due to the 6-kilometre buffer zone, the largest in Australia for any capital city airport.”

Works are expected to begin on site in March this year with a completion date in August 2018.

According to the statement, the final and largest works package on the project – the Airfield Works – will be awarded later this year.

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