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).
Work has commenced on a $50 million Rydges-branded hotel at Gold Coast Airport, which is a milestone in the development and activation of the precinct.
Ground was broken on the hotel in February 2019, with a sod turning ceremony attended by Member for McPherson, the Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Minster for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones MP and developer John Robinson.
The 192-room hotel, which will rise to the south of the airport site, will connect via a plaza area to the expanded terminal, which is also scheduled for redevelopment in 2019. The hotel will measure seven storeys and be topped by a rooftop bar and viewing deck, with views over Kirra Beach to the east and across the runway to the west.
To view the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities' endorsement of the project's Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP), please click here.
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.
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.
GCA Property manage an expansive portfolio across several precincts including Airport Central and the wider airport precinct and our off-airport landholdings. The airport precinct is already home to the Gold Coast's Southern Cross University Campus, Queensland XRay, Ivy Pearce commercial office building, the upcoming Edge Early Learning Childcare Centre and a high quality Rydges Hotel, located at the doorstep to the Terminal offering 200 rooms, due to open in 2020.
Whether you are an existing tenant looking to upgrade your fitout or a new lessee about to embark on a fresh tenancy fitout, GCA are here to guide you through this process. Design guidelines for each precinct will vary slightly to ensure they align with our property strategy and vision of our 2017 Master Plan, however, all new tenancy fitouts and alterations to existing fitouts must have Gold Coast Airport Consent and Airport Building Controller (ABC) Approval.
Airport Central Tenancies; For a detailed guide to your fitout from design considerations and delivery, attaining approvals and on-site fitout works, please refer to the Airport Central Tenancy Design Guidelines below.
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: