Gold Coast Airport is committed to a sustainable investment in our airport’s infrastructure. Our focus is to create significant regional development in Gold Coast Airport that benefits our visitors and our community.
Land use planning and building control at Gold Coast Airport is regulated by the Airports Act 1996 (Act).

Regulations have been made pursuant to the Act, and the principal regulations dealing with the approval of “building activities” (as defined in s98 of the Act) are the Airports (Building Control) Regulations 1996 (Regulations).

Current Developments
Gold Coast Airport Hotel

Gold Coast Airport Hotel

Gold Coast Airports first hotel will be located at the heart of the Airport Precinct providing a welcoming entrance for passengers and visitors alike.

In 2016, Gold Coast Airport commenced an Expression of Interest process for a Hotel at Gold Coast Airport. We had very strong interest from a large number of internationally recognised hotel brands.

We are currently in due diligence with two groups and expect to reach an agreement with a preferred hotel operator later this year.

Southern Cross University Building C

Southern Cross University Building C

The airport is home to the Gold Coast’s Southern Cross University (SCU) campus, which is growing rapidly. Construction of the third campus building is expected to be completed in 2017. The Building will be six storeys with a Gross Floor Area of 10,500 square metres. This new development will house the SCU College, the Learning Centre/Personalised Learning Environment, office and teaching and learning spaces including a 500 seat lecture theatre.

Building Applications

Building activities are only to be carried out after approval has been obtained from the Airport Building Controller (ABC) for Gold Coast Airport. The Regulations set out the way in which applications are made for approval of building activities, as well as the matters the ABC considers before an approval is issued. In some cases, Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd will be the applicant for building activities. However, where Gold Coast Airport is not the applicant for a building activity, the ABC cannot give its approval unless Gold Coast Airport has first given its consent to the proposed activities. The Regulations describe the activities the ABC must be satisfied about before it gives its consent, such as whether the proposed building activity is consistent with the Gold Coast Airport Master Plan.

Download Development Guidelines

These development guidelines are prepared pursuant to Section 2.04(d) of the Airports (Building Control) Regulation 1996 and are intended to provide further information regarding Gold Coast Airports planning objectives for the airport. The guidelines are applicable to both investors and stakeholders to assist in the management of the airport and ensure the growth in value of airport assets.

Building Applications Register
The below building application register provides a list of all current applications submitted by Gold Coast Airport, along with third party applications concerning works within the Gold Coast Airport precinct:

ABC Ref No: 16/4789

INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDING APPLICATIONS LODGED WITH THE ABC (REGULATION 2.04A)

Name of Applicant:  Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd
Description of Proposed Building Activity: Installation Common Use Passenger Processing System Equipment

Location of the Building Activity at Gold Coast Airport: Terminal ‘1’, Check-in Area
If GCAPL is the Applicant, Date on which GCAPL Lodged with the ABC:  5/8/2016
If GCAPL is not the applicant, Date on which GCAPL received Application:
  N/A

INFORMATION ABOUT DECISIONS BY GOLD COAST AIRPORT PTY LTD AND THE AIRPORT BUILDING CONTROLLER ON BUILDING APPLICATIONS (REGULATION 2.04B)

How Did GCAPL deal with the Application? (I.e. Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal):  Consent Issued
Date on which GCAPL made its determination: 
5/8/2016

How did the ABC deal with the application? (i.e Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal, Withdrawal): Building Approval Issued
Date on which the ABC made its determination / Date on which application withdrawn:
16/8/2016

ABC Ref No: 16/4577

INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDING APPLICATIONS LODGED WITH THE ABC (REGULATION 2.04A)

Name of Applicant:  ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd
Description of Proposed Building Activity: 
Adaptive Fitout Works, Terminal ‘2’

Location of the Building Activity at Gold Coast Airport: Terminal ‘2’, Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport
If GCAPL is the Applicant, Date on which GCAPL Lodged with the ABC:  N/A
If GCAPL is not the applicant, Date on which GCAPL received Application:  16/7/2016

INFORMATION ABOUT DECISIONS BY GOLD COAST AIRPORT PTY LTD AND THE AIRPORT BUILDING CONTROLLER ON BUILDING APPLICATIONS (REGULATION 2.04B)

How Did GCAPL deal with the Application? (I.e. Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal):  Consent Issued
Date on which GCAPL made its determination: 
18/7/2016

How did the ABC deal with the application? (i.e. Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal, Withdrawal): Building Approval Issued
Date on which the ABC made its determination / Date on which application withdrawn: 9/8/2016

ABC Ref No: 16/2872

INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDING APPLICATIONS LODGED WITH THE ABC (REGULATION 2.04A)

Name of Applicant:  Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd
Description of Proposed Building Activity: 
Project LIFT Civil Works

Location of the Building Activity at Gold Coast Airport: Area to South of Terminal 1
If GCAPL is the Applicant, Date on which GCAPL Lodged with the ABC:  18/4/2016
If GCAPL is not the applicant, Date on which GCAPL received Application:
  N/A

INFORMATION ABOUT DECISIONS BY GOLD COAST AIRPORT PTY LTD AND THE AIRPORT BUILDING CONTROLLER ON BUILDING APPLICATIONS (REGULATION 2.04B)

How Did GCAPL deal with the Application? (I.e. Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal):  Consent Issued
Date on which GCAPL made its determination: 20/5/2016

How did the ABC deal with the application? (i.e. Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal, Withdrawal): Building Approval Issued
Date on which the ABC made its determination / Date on which application withdrawn:
2/6/2016

ABC Ref No: 16/2467

INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDING APPLICATIONS LODGED WITH THE ABC (REGULATION 2.04A)

Name of Applicant:  Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd
Description of Proposed Building Activity: Relocation of HV Transformer (2.2KV/415V)

Location of the Building Activity at Gold Coast Airport: Adjacent to Control Tower
If GCAPL is the Applicant, Date on which GCAPL Lodged with the ABC: 
24/3/2016
If GCAPL is not the applicant, Date on which GCAPL received Application:  N/A

INFORMATION ABOUT DECISIONS BY GOLD COAST AIRPORT PTY LTD AND THE AIRPORT BUILDING CONTROLLER ON BUILDING APPLICATIONS (REGULATION 2.04B)

How Did GCAPL deal with the Application? (I.e. Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal):  Consent Issued
Date on which GCAPL made its determination: 24/3/2016

How did the ABC deal with the application? (i.e. Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal, Withdrawal): Building Approval Issued
Date on which the ABC made its determination / Date on which application withdrawn:
28/4/2016

ABC Ref No: 15/7919

INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDING APPLICATIONS LODGED WITH THE ABC (REGULATION 2.04A)

Name of Applicant: Pensar Civil Pty Ltd
Description of Proposed Building Activity: Construction of High Voltage Intake Sub Station
Location of the Building Activity at Gold Coast Airport: Adjacent to Eastern Avenue Carpark, Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport
If GCAPL is the Applicant, Date on which GCAPL Lodged with the ABC: N/A
If GCAPL is not the applicant, Date on which GCAPL received Application:  17/11/2015

INFORMATION ABOUT DECISIONS BY GOLD COAST AIRPORT PTY LTD AND THE AIRPORT BUILDING CONTROLLER ON BUILDING APPLICATIONS (REGULATION 2.04B)

How Did GCAPL deal with the Application? (I.e. Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal): Consent
Date on which GCAPL made its determination: 26/11/2015

How did the ABC deal with the application? (i.e Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal, Withdrawal): Building Approval Issued
Date on which the ABC made its determination / Date on which application withdrawn:
8/12/2015

ABC Ref No: 15/6989

INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDING APPLICATIONS LODGED WITH THE ABC (REGULATION 2.04A)

Name of Applicant: Gold Coast Airport P/L
Description of Proposed Building Activity: Resurfacing of Runway 14/32
Location of the Building Activity at Gold Coast Airport: Main Runway
If GCAPL is the Applicant, Date on which GCAPL Lodged with the ABC: 12/10/2015
If GCAPL is not the applicant, Date on which GCAPL received Application:  N/A

INFORMATION ABOUT DECISIONS BY GOLD COAST AIRPORT PTY LTD AND THE AIRPORT BUILDING CONTROLLER ON BUILDING APPLICATIONS (REGULATION 2.04B)

How Did GCAPL deal with the Application? (I.e. Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal): GCAPL was the applicant
Date on which GCAPL made its determination: N/A

How did the ABC deal with the application? (i.e Consent, Refusal, Deemed Refusal, Withdrawal): Building Approval Issued
Date on which the ABC made its determination / Date on which application withdrawn: 9/11/2015

Southern Cross University have lodged an application for the construction of a 6 storey learning and teaching space with a 500 seat lecture theatre and 505 space carpark and associated civil preparation works

Applicant’s Name: Southern Cross University
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application Received: 29/09/2015
Project Description: Construction of a learning and teaching space and additional Car Parking spaces
Community Impact: No
Location: Southern Cross University – Building C

MOTO GP Pty Ltd (Global Jet – Platinum) have lodged an application for the construction of seven (7) additional car parking spaces on their office/hangar site, Lease Site 142 Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport.

Applicant’s Name: Southern Cross University
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application Received: 29/09/2015
Project Description: Construction of a learning and teaching space and additional Car Parking spaces
Community Impact: No
Location: Southern Cross University – Building C

Caroline McKeown T/A Burger Me Fresh has lodged a building application for a fit out of tenancy to be used as a coffee shop/food outlet.

Applicant’s Name: Caroline McKeown T/A Burger Me Fresh
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application received: 26/9/2014
Project Description: Fit Out of tenancy to be used as a coffee shop/food outlet
Community Impact: No
Location: Building ‘D’ Airport Central, Gold Coast Airport.

Benchmark Commercial Building Services on behalf of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health Ltd. has lodged a building application for a tenancy fit out of a Medical Centre.

Applicant’s Name: Benchmark Commercial Building Services Pty Ltd
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application received: 20/8/2014
Project Description: Fit Out of tenancy to be used as a Medical Centre
Community Impact: No
Location: Building ‘B’ Airport Central, Gold Coast Airport.

Installation of shade structures at the carpark exit point and northern pedestrian walkway

Applicant’s Name: Gold Coast Airport
Airport-Lessee Company: Yes
Application received: 11/07/2014
Project Description: Installation of shade structures at the carpark exit point and northern pedestrian walkway
Community Impact: Nil
Location: Terminal 1 Carpark

ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd has lodged an application for the construction of an Australian Federal Police Building

Applicant’s Name: ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application received: 20/05/2014
Project Description: Construction of AFP Building
Community Impact: Dayworks, general construction noise and traffic
Location: Arthur Butler Parade, Gold Coast Airport

Southern Cross University (SCU) has lodged an application for the construction of a new car park adjacent to Building ‘A’

Applicant’s Name: Southern Cross University
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application received: 07/05/2014
Project Description: Construction of a car park
Community Impact: No
Location: SCU Campus Gold Coast Airport (Areas ‘F’ & ‘H’)

Gold Coast Airport has submitted a building application for the construction of a new 514 space staff car park on Eastern Avenue

Applicant’s Name: Gold Coast Airport
Airport-Lessee Company: Yes
Application received: 19/09/2013
Project Description: Construction of a new 514 space staff car park on Eastern Ave.
Community Impact: Nil
Location: General Aviation Precinct, Eastern Ave

Gold Coast Airport has lodged a building application for the installation of a prefabricated demountable amenities building in the General Aviation Precinct

Applicant’s Name: Gold Coast Airport
Airport-Lessee Company: Yes
Application received: 18/09/2013
Project Description: Installation of a prefabricated demountable amenities building in the General Aviation Precinct
Community Impact: Nil
Location: General Aviation Precinct

Southern Cross University (SCU) has lodged an application for the construction of a car park adjacent to Buildings ‘A’ & ‘B’

Applicant’s Name: Southern Cross University
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application received: 17/09/2013
Project Description: Construction of a car park
Community Impact: No
Location: SCU Campus Gold Coast Airport

Metropolis City Promotions Pty Ltd submitted an application for alterations to the building on Site 135, Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport

Applicant’s Name: Metropolis City Promotions Pty Ltd
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application received: 25/7/2013
Project Description: Alteration works within existing building
Community Impact: Nil
Location: Site 135, Eastern Avenue, Gold Coast Airport

Widening of Taxiway Echo & installation of storm water interceptors.

Applicants’ Name: Gold Coast Airport Pty Limited
Airport-Lessee Company: Yes
Application date:  23/07/2013
Project Description: Widening of Taxiway Echo & installation of storm water interceptors
Community Impact: Primarily day works with some night works, some construction noise
Location: Taxiway Echo – western side of terminal building

Gold Coast Airport and Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd have submitted a joint building application for an overlay to the northern apron, extension of the remote apron, additional apron lighting and installation of additional fuel hydrants’

Applicants’ Names: Gold Coast Airport Pty Limited and Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd
Airport-Lessee Company: Yes/No
Application date:  02/07/2013
Project Description: Asphalt overlay to the northern apron, minor extension of the remote apron, additional apron lighting and installation of additional fuel hydrants
Community Impact: Primarily dayworks with some night works, some construction noise
Location: Northern apron and remote apron north of the main passenger terminal building.

Turner and Townsend Project Management on behalf of Southern Cross University (SCU) has lodged an application for data room refurbishment works and a generator installation

Applicant’s Name: Turner and Townsend Project Management
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application received: 01/07/2013
Project Description: Refurbishment of a Data Room in Building ‘A’ and a stand-by power generator installation
Community Impact: No
Location: SCU Campus Gold Coast Airport

Subway Systems Australia submitted an application for the relocation of a Subway Food Outlet from Tenancy 4 to Tenancy 2 in Building “D”, Airport Central Complex

Applicant’s Name: Subway Systems Australia
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application received: 25/6/2013
Project Description: Fit out of existing tenancy
Community Impact: Nil
Location: Building “D” Airport Central Complex

TU Projects on behalf of Spotless submitted an application for alterations within a food outlet in Terminal 1, Gold Coast Airport

Applicant’s Name: TU Projects on Behalf of Spotless
Airport-Lessee Company: No
Application received: 12/6/2013
Project Description: Alteration works within existing food outlet
Community Impact: Nil
Location: Terminal “1” Domestic Departure lounge

Install shade structures and security fence to new Premium Car Park

Applicant’s Name: Gold Coast Airport
Airport-Lessee Company: Yes
Application received: 23/04/2013
Project Description: Install shade structures and security fence to new Premium Car Park
Community Impact: Nil
Location:
Terminal 1 Carpark, Eastern Avenue