Strategic economic geography
Located on the eastern coastline of Australia, Brisbane is uniquely positioned to operate across three time zones. This allows companies to access a 24-hour business cycle encompassing the Asian time zone, and tapping into the closing of the American and opening of the European business day. Brisbane’s resident information and communications technology and creative industries multinationals are first to benefit, where access to these development and support cycles is crucial. As the closest eastern seaboard capital city to Asia and home to one of the fastest-growing container ports in Australia, Brisbane also offers unparalleled shipping and transport opportunities. Every year, the Port of Brisbane is serviced by more than 50 shipping lines and businesses can secure (up to) a five-day saving on shipping times, as compared with the Asia to Sydney or Asia to Melbourne routes1.
Globally connected. Your link to Australia, Asia and the world.
Acclaimed as one of the world’s best airports, Brisbane Airport provides effortless access to Australia, Asia, America and beyond2. Consisting of seven integrated precincts, it is a 970 hectare, 24-hour global trade and commerce centre. With 34 airlines now servicing Brisbane, it offers global connections and direct access to travel hubs including Singapore, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Dubai. In the 2011/12 financial year Brisbane Airport recorded over 21 million passengers – year on year growth of approximately 4.6 per cent. Designed to meet ongoing growth in the region, billions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure and improvement works are scheduled for implementation including a new parallel runway, expansion of the Domestic Terminal and development of aviation-related industry precincts3.
1 Port of Brisbane 2012, Shipping Operations, http://www.portbris.com.au/ShippingOperations
2 Brisbane Airport 2012, BNE named ‘Best Regional Airport’ in global awards, http://bne.com.au/news/bne-named-%E2%80%98best-regional-airport%E2%80%99-global-awards
3 Brisbane Airport 2012, Our Company, http://bne.com.au/corporate/about-us/our-company