Have your say on the future of GCA

Gold Coast Airport (GCA) is Australia’s sixth busiest airport, welcoming about 6 million passengers annually.

As we pave the way for the future, we invite you to have your say on our 2024 Preliminary Draft Master Plan – a document outlining GCA’s vision for the next 20 years.

Gold Coast Airport 2024 Master Plan

The Airport’s importance to the region

GCA plays an integral role in supporting the local economy, connecting families, industry and communities, and facilitating better health, job, and social outcomes for the region.

The estimated economic impact of GCA to the region is $514 million in Gross Value Add (GVA). The tourism GVA contribution facilitated by travel through the airport is $1.14 billion and overnight visitation is worth an additional $1.04 billion to the local economy.

About the Master Plan

The public consultation period for the Preliminary Draft Gold Coast Airport Master Plan 2024 runs from Monday 18 March until Friday 14 June 2024 (5pm).

Download a free copy of the PDMP by clicking the yellow button below. Hard copies can also be viewed or purchased from the Gold Coast Airport Management Centre, Level 1, Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue Bilinga.

Download the Preliminary Draft Master Plan

You can also view the Preliminary Draft Master Plan by clicking on the interactive document below.

Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd is required, under the Airports Act 1996 (Cth), to prepare a 20-year Master Plan to guide the development of existing and proposed airport land uses and facilities.

Notice: We acknowledge a print error in Figure 7.2.4 (page 193) of the Preliminary Draft Master Plan. The corrected map for Figure 7.2.4 can be downloaded here.

To view the previously published 2017 Gold Coast Airport Master Plan, click here.

Community Information Sessions

20 March – The Strand Shopping Centre (Drop-in Session) 12:15pm-2:00pm AEST
25 March – Currumbin RSL (Full Presentation Session) 5:30pm-7:00pm AEST
26 March – The Pines Elanora Shopping Centre (Drop-in Session) 10:15am-12:00pm AEST
30 April – Tweed City Shopping Centre (Drop-in Session) 11:15am-1:00pm AEST
2 May – Tweed Heads Civic and Cultural Centre (Full Presentation Session) 5:30pm-7:00pm AEST

Have your say

We are planning for the future and want to hear from you. To make a submission on the Preliminary Draft Master Plan, please complete the below form and click submit.

Note: You will receive a confirmation email once you have completed your submission which will include details of your feedback. Please check your junk email if you cannot see a confirmation email in your inbox.

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Key feedback received so far

GCA consulted with the Gold Coast Airport Community Aviation Consultation Group (CACG) prior to public consultation to capture clear points of feedback for consideration throughout the Master Plan development process. Key feedback from the CACG included:

Aviation Planning

Freight and curfew


Precinct Planning

Light rail or passenger rail on-precinct

Ground transport

Environment & Sustainability



Community engagement

Habitat loss

Air quality

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our Gold Coast Airport Master Plan team by emailing


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