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Domestic Terminal Expansion

In April 2011 BAC officially opened the upgraded and expanded Domestic Terminal Common User Satellite.

The expansion to the Common User Satellite (mainly used by Jetstar, Tiger Airways and regional airlines) has seen: an increase in the number of passenger gate lounges in this area from two to seven; two additional aircraft parking bays, bringing the total to seven; new food and beverage facilities close to the new passenger lounges; new modern and comfortable furniture in waiting areas; improved energy efficiency of the satellite building, and space for airline offices.

Construction is also continuing for the staged Domestic Terminal expansion project including:

  • A new nine-level, 5300 bay short term car park which will be fitted with the latest smart parking technology, fast access ramps and connections to the existing car park;
  • Upgrades to the Domestic Terminal road network including a free public pick-up area;
  • An undercover, elevated walkway over the terminal road system with lifts, travelators and escalators to take patrons to ground immediately outside the Domestic Terminal; and
  • The Stage Two Northern Domestic Terminal Apron Expansion.
  • When complete, the new Domestic Terminal short-term multi-level car park will be the spectacular canvas for an eight-storey kinetic public art project designed by internationally renowned artist Ned Kahn.

    Viewed from the exterior, Kahn's concept for one side of the car park will appear to move with Brisbane's subtropical breezes and create the impression of waves due to the wind passing behind 250,000 aluminium panels. Inside the car park, intricate patterns of light and shadow will be projected onto the walls and floor as sunlight passes through this kinetic facade. In addition to revealing the ever-changing patterns of the invisible wind, the artwork has many environmental benefits, including providing ventilation and shade for the interior of the car park.

    The car park will also feature a number of environmental initiatives, such as rainwater harvesting from the roof. As part of this car park project BAC will be Brisbane City Council's first customer to receive recycled water from Luggage Point, to be used for irrigation and waste water.