The draft Major Development Plan was approved by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development the Hon Michael McCormack MP on 13 September 2018, following consultation with the community and other key stakeholders.

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

In accordance with the requirements of the Airports Act 1996, GCAPL has made available a free copy of the approved Major Development Plan which can be downloaded using the link below for a period of 180 days.

Printed copies can also be viewed and are available for purchase for $15 (including GST and postage) from the:

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

Click here to view the Development Plan

A $50 million Rydges branded hotel with a rooftop bar and viewing deck will be the jewel in the crown of Gold Coast Airport when complete in 2019. The four star hotel will include 192 rooms and suites over seven storeys with sweeping views over Kirra beach, and across the runway to the hinterland. As well as its rooftop amenity, the hotel will boast a restaurant, resort-style swimming pool, and substantial function, conference and meeting facilities.

The Gold Coast Airport Hotel Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan (PDMDP) has been prepared in accordance with the Airports Act 1996 and is subject to approval by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.

The 60 business day public comment period for the PDMDP closed on Friday 4 May 2018. Please note that any submissions received after the closure of the public comment period cannot be taken into consideration.

The PDMDP can be downloaded free of charge from this website.

For more information, please contact

Download the Gold Coast Airport Hotel Preliminary Draft Major Development Plan (6mb)