Gold Coast Airport and Southern Cross University major development plan approved

The Southern Cross University campus, located on the Gold Coast Airport grounds, is expanding.

The Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development have approved a major development plan which involves the construction of a new building and a car park within the undeveloped portion of the SCU Gold Coast Campus within the GCAPL grounds.

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer David Collins said the approval was important for the continued growth of the SCU Campus.


“The Gold Coast Airport Master Plan (2011), strives to provide efficient operation of the Airport, and identifies future developments to improve and accommodate growth over the next 20 years. This includes airport facilities for both aviation and non-aviation uses located in the land area designated as the ‘Terminal Precinct’, which contains the SCU campus.”

“Through additional staff, teaching facilities, and the added 505 car spaces, this development will cater for the continued growth in demand for university courses within the southern Gold Coast and northern NSW region,” said Mr Collins.

Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Lee, says he is pleased with the approval of this next stage of development for the University.

“This development will provide enhanced student amenity and an expanded base for our growing student profile, both domestic and international,” said Mr Lee.

The proposed Building C is a six storey building, which will accommodate SCU College Headquarters, a lecture theatre, a learning centre/personalised learning environment space, general purpose learning rooms, offices and presentation areas.

Copies of the final MDP can be viewed in the City of Gold Coast and Tweed Shire libraries, and printed copies can also be viewed and are available for purchase for $25 (including GST and postage) from the Gold Coast Airport Management Centre.

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