An economic and aviation gateway to south east QLD and northern NSW
The 2017 Airport Master Plan for the Gold Coast Airport (GCA) has been granted approval by the Federal Government. “The approval of the 2017 master plan […] is an important stepping stone in ensuring Gold Coast Airport continues to grow as an economic and aviation gateway to the south east Queensland and northern New South Wales regions,” said GCA Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton. The plan is focused on the development of new aviation infrastructure and commercial facilities over the next 5 years which includes expansion of the terminal and additional aircraft parking stands.
As one of the largest employers in the region, the Gold Coast Airport also predicts an increase of the airport’s direct employment over the next 5 years. A redevelopment of the internal road network and an extension to the partial length parallel taxiway are also proposed in the masterplan. These proposed airport developments and more are not authorized with the approval of the GCA Master Plan. Additional community consultation and approval by the Federal Government are required for these developments to take place.