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Want to put 2020 in a box and bury it? Here’s your chance


Brisbane Airport Corporation wants to mark the opening of its new runway with a time capsule. It will hold more than just memories of cancelled flights.

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BAC chief executive officer Gert-Jan de Graaff said the time capsule would be kept alongside the historical ‘Southern Cross’ aircraft flown by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.

He acknowledged 2020 had proved to be a challenging year but said the new runway, and hopefully the time capsule, could serve as a “comforting reminder to everyone that things will get better and the future will be bright”.

“We were very much looking forward to sharing the significant milestone of the opening of the runway with our community who has been with us every step of the way during planning and construction, but that sadly is no longer possible due to COVID-19 restrictions,” de Graaff said.

“The time capsule is a small but significant way for community members to participate in the celebrations for the opening, while providing future generations with a glimpse of life in the year 2020, when it is opened in 50 years’ time.”

The BAC is open to suggestions from the community as to what should be left in the time capsule for future generations to reflect on in 2070.

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