Airport Link Project
|EIS status||Approved with conditions|
|Description||A road network, including underground toll road and elevated structures, to connect Brisbane's northern arterials of Gympie Road at Kedron and Sandgate Road and the east-west arterial at Toombul, to the Inner City Bypass and North - South Bypass Tunnel at Bowen Hills.|
|Proponent||The State of Queensland. The State contracted BrisConnections to finance, design, construct, commission, operate and maintain Airport Link for 45 years. State-owned City North Infrastructure Pty Ltd provides management services related to the agreement between the State and BrisConnections.|
|Location/s||Brisbane (Bowen Hills-Clayfield) (6.7 km). Map|
|Local government/s||Brisbane City Council|
* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.
Queensland Ombudsman's investigation
In August 2010, following a complaint from nearby residents, the Queensland Ombudsman commenced an investigation into noise from night-time surface works on the Airport Link Project.
Environmental impact statement (EIS) process
|23 May 2007||Coordinator-General's report on EIS ( 248 KB)
|12 April 2007||Supplementary EIS ( 1.09 MB)|
|11 October 2006||Environmental impact statement
Also available at the State Library of Queensland (record number: 775127)
|1 March 2006||Terms of reference for EIS ( 318 KB)
|20 March 2006||Project deemed to not be a 'controlled action' by delegate of the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|14 December 2005||Project referred to Commonwealth Minister for the Environment.|
|4 November 2005||Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration ( 147 KB)|
|19 October 2005||Application, including initial advice statement (1.6 MB) submitted.|
Since the publication of the Coordinator-General's report on the EIS, the proponent has applied for changes to the project.
Change of jurisdiction
Previously, the former Environment Protection Agency was solely responsible for the regulation of Condition 20 (Appendix 1, Schedule 3) of the Coordinator-General's July 2008 change report.
Condition 20 concerns noise generated during the project's operational phase.
Following legislative amendments, this responsibility has been split as follows:
|Source of noise||Regulatory agency|
|State-controlled roads||Department of Transport and Main Roads|
|Local roads||Brisbane City Council|
|Non-road noise||Department of Environment and Heritage Protection|
Last updated: 17 Aug 2022