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).
Gold Coast Airport is preparing for work to start before the end of the year on a new hotel earmarked for the precinct.
Public consultation for the hotel development commenced Tuesday 6 February 2018 and will run until Friday 4 May 2018.
The draft plan maps out the proposed construction of a $50 million Rydges branded hotel, with up to 200 rooms, meeting/conference facilities, a roof-top bar, resort-style swimming pool and a restaurant.
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 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.
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: