Executive Manager Jim Carden
wants to dump an important
part of Queensland history from
the Brisbane Airport
It was disturbing to read the report in the City North News of 15 July 2010 that the Brisbane Airport Corporation is unhappy with its current suburb name of Eagle Farm under the Queensland Place Names Act and wants to change the name of the suburb surrounding the area to "Brisbane Airport".
A few weeks before that, the Brisbane Airport became the laughing stock of the world when television reports around the globe showed cab drivers being arrested after complaining about the lack of taxi parking at the airport.
16,000 people rushed to Eagle Farm to greet the Southern Cross.
Jim, you are invited to have your say on this sensitive issue so that the people of Queensland can understand what is driving you with such desperation to abandon the name of Eagle Farm for the Brisbane Airport.
BRISBANE Airport wants to follow in Teneriffe's footsteps and become an official suburb.
Brisbane Airport Corporation spokesman Jim Carden said they were applying to the State Government to change the area's name.
He said a variety of suburbs were currently used by businesses in the area including Eagle Farm, Hendra and Pinkenba.
``It's about clarity for hundreds of businesses in the airport,'' Mr Carden said.
``You've got 17,000 people and that workforce will effectively double in 20 years.''
Other cities have recognised their airports as suburbs or localities including Melbourne and Adelaide.
The name Brisbane Airport has also not been attached to a postcode, making it the only major mainland airport not to have its own digits.
``Brisbane Airport not only deserves this formal recognition, but more importantly the services of a post office to service this growing workforce,'' Mr Carden said.
``Formal recognition of the location is required by Australia Post to enable such postal services to be secured.''
He said they were not looking to compete with the CBD.
``I think it's about building our identity as a place of significance in Brisbane.''
There are 320 businesses in the area.
Significant institutions like the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the University of Queensland are other places with their own postcodes.