Gold Coast Airport set to score a $200-million upgrade

Gold Coast Airport set to score a $200-million upgrade

The Gold Coast Airport is set to receive a $200-million overhaul with the first stage of construction scheduled for completion in time for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Australia’s sixth busiest international airport will be given a facelift to ensure it can meet future domestic and international passenger demand if proposed plans proceed. Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd (GCAPL) has unveiled plans to redevelop the existing terminal to add five additional aircraft parking stands with associated taxiways. The first stage of the development program will commence early 2016 and will make room for three new wide-bodied aircraft and include a new three-level terminal building at the airport’s southern end to accommodate two aerobridges. Stage one is due to be substantially completed by late 2017.

The second stage is scheduled to commence in 2020 and will include an additional two aircraft parking stands. GCAPL is currently seeking feedback from all stakeholders – including the community – about the proposed redevelopment through a formal consultation process. Have your say on the development proposal here.


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