Approval for the draft Major Development Plan was provided by the former Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon Warren Truss MP on 10 February 2016, following extensive consultation with the community and other key stakeholders.

The draft has since been finalised, in consultation with the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, and is now available as a final Major Development Plan.

Changes to the preliminary draft Major Development Plan, arising from written comments received during the 60 day public comment period (7 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) have been incorporated into the final Major Development Plan.

The final Project LIFT Major Development Plan can be downloaded free of charge from this website for a period of 180 days.

Printed copies can also be viewed and are available for purchase for $25 (including GST and postage) from the:

Gold Coast Airport Management Centre
Level 1 Airport Central Building
1 Eastern Ave Bilinga Qld 4225

Click the button to download the complete Major Development Plan (21mb) or use the links below to download individual sections.

PART A – (4.9mb)
PART B – (17.2mb)

Project Overview
The Team
The Environment
Noise & Traffic
Flora & Fauna
Frequently Asked Questions
Approval Letter

We are delighted the Australian government has provided development approval for this project, which will enhance the airport’s capacity and infrastructure to ensure it can meet domestic and international passenger demand in the future.

Construction is planned to commence mid this year and will include two new wide-bodied aircraft stands and a three level terminal development, with four aerobridges and improved ground transport facilities. This stage of the redevelopment will be completed in late 2017 prior to the Commonwealth Games, when more than 126,000 visitors, athletes, officials, and media are expected to descend on the Gold Coast.

The redevelopment represents an investment of approximately $300 million by Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), owner and operator of Gold Coast Airport.

In January 2016, Gold Coast Airport received a record month of over 600,000 passengers. This result came on the back of more than 6 million passengers in 2015, highlighting the urgent need to expand the terminal and apron space.