The largest single-structure car park in the southern hemisphere has opened in Brisbane this week after two years of construction.
The $180 million project stands at nine storeys tall and offers 5,000 spaces to domestic travellers at Brisbane Airport.
The first stage of the development – levels two to five of the car park – were opened on January 17, while the remaining levels will open in coming weeks.
The new facility comes as part of the airport's $250 million upgrade – which Brisbane Airport Corporation head of corporate relations Rachel Crowley believes will make a significant difference to visitors.
"While there are still a few finishing touches to be completed we're well on our way. We wanted to open this first stage as soon as possible to provide more parking capacity for everyone who uses the domestic terminal," she said (January 16).
"When it's finished this new car park will provide world-class park-finding technology which indicates available car spaces, extra lighting, undercover walkway access to the terminal, safety and security (CCTV cameras), parking for people with disabilities, 24-hour management, and express entry/exit ramps as well as online booking."