GC Airport is set to take off with upgrades to begin

Major upgrades to the Gold Coast Airport are a step closer, with the successful Civil Works Contractor announced.

Brisbane-based Fulton Hogan, one of the nation’s most experienced airport civil contractors, will be in charge of Project LIFT.

The contract will see Fulton Hogan carry out the major civil works of the redevelopment, including realignment of the airport’s main storm water drainage, construction of new aircraft parking aprons, taxiway connections and airside infrastructure.


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Gold Coast Airport Concept

Current Concept Render Plaza Shot| PHOTO: Supplied by Gold Coast Airport

Project LIFT aims to upgrade the Coolangatta airport so it can meet future demand and deliver better services by address current peak hour capacity issues and foreseeing demand up to the year 2023.

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer Marion Charlton said the appointment of Fulton Hogan was a key milestone in the project’s development that will see major construction commencing in the next few months.

“We appointed Fulton Hogan based on their extensive airport experience and their proposed team,” Ms Charlton said.

“In addition, they are very familiar with Gold Coast Airport, having recently completed runway and taxiway resurfacing work,” she added.

Gold Coast Airport Concept

Current Concept Render Food District| PHOTO: Supplied by Gold Coast Airport

This stage of the proposed redevelopment will be substantially completed in late 2017 prior to the Commonwealth Games.

Subsequent stages of the project are scheduled to be completed in late 2018 and late 2020 and include further enhancements to the existing terminal building and an additional three wide bodied aircraft parking stands.