Gold Coast Airport is situated on a coastal plain less than a kilometre from the Pacific Ocean, bordered by Cobaki Broadwater to the south and west and Currumbin Hill to the north. The site contains areas of environmental and cultural value, and the airport has a responsibility to ensure its operation and development is managed in an environmentally responsible manner. This is managed under the Gold Coast Airport environment strategy which forms part of the airport’s Master Plan.

Airport Carbon Accreditation

In January 2017, Gold Coast Airport achieved Level 1 accreditation under the Airports Council International’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program – the only independent global standard for carbon management at airports. This level of accreditation, ‘Mapping’, requires an airport to collect independently verified data relating to its carbon emissions. For further information regarding the Airport Carbon Accreditation program please visit the website here.

Airport Environmental Legislation
Gold Coast Airport operates under the Commonwealth Airports Act 1996 and Airports (Environmental Protection) Regulations 1997 which is administered by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

GCAPL Environmental Policy
Download the current PDF OF GCAPL’S Environment Policy

Airport Master Plan (inc. the environment strategy)
Download the current PDF of the Airport Master Plan (20mb)

Tenant Environmental Management Guidelines
Download the current PDF of the Tenant Environmental Management Guidelines

Building Application Environment Checklist
Download the current PDF of the Building Application Environment Checklist

For information regarding per-and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs), please click here or visit the Airservices Australia web page here.