July 23, 2015


Gold Coast Airport welcomes the additional capacity announcement from Qantas.


July 17, 2015

Media Release




July 7, 2015

Redevelopment of Gold Coast Airport Terminal LIFT’s off

South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales will benefit from a proposed multimillion dollar investment in the Gold Coast Airport under a plan which will address current peak hour capacity issues and meet forecast demand up to 2023.


May 5, 2015

Gold Coast Airport Welcomes Direct China Flights

Gold Coast Airport is thrilled to confirm the commencement of direct services between Gold Coast and Wuhan in China, set to commence 29 September this year.


April 21, 2015

Instrument Landing System Development Plan

Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd and Airservices Australia are seeking feedback on the proposal to install an instrument landing system (ILS) to assist aircraft landing in low visibility conditions. This will reduce the number of flights that are unable to land at Gold Coast Airport in poor weather.

The ILS is subject to the approval of a Major Development Plan under the Airports Act 1996 and a draft plan is currently out for public consultation.

Please click here to download a copy of the draft Major Development Plan in its entirety.

Click here to download an information booklet about the ILS, its intended usage, flight paths and noise impact.

Click here to view a video created by Airservices Australia regarding an ILS at Gold Coast Airport.

The 60 business day public comment period for the ILS concludes 5pm 13th July 2015 and we welcome all feedback during this period. Comments must be received in writing by either of the following ways:

Using the online submission form.


Writing to the Chief Operating Officer, Gold Coast Airport, Locked Bag 5, Coolangatta QLD 4225

Please note that any submissions received after the closure of the public comment period cannot be taken into consideration.

Copies of the Major Development Plan will also be on display for viewing at the following libraries:

  • Broadbeach
  • Burleigh Heads
  • Burleigh Waters
  • Coolangatta
  • Elanora
  • Palm Beach
  • Southport
  • Kingscliff
  • Tweed Heads

As part of our stakeholder and community consultation process, Gold Coast Airport and Airservices invite the community to attend a community drop-in information session to talk to our staff and find out more information. Please note these sessions are to provide further information to the community who may be affected, they are not feedback sessions. All comments must be provided in writing. Sessions will be held at:

Community drop-in information sessions

Thursday 28 May, 3-6pm
Mermaid Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Friday 29 May, 3-6pm
Burleigh Heads Fradgley Hall

Tuesday 16 June, 3-6pm
Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Wednesday 17 June, 9 am-5pm
Mermaid Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Thursday 18 June 3-6pm
Burleigh Heads Fradgley Hall

Tuesday 23 June, 3-6pm
Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Wednesday 24 June, 9 am-5pm
Burleigh Heads Fradgley Hall

Friday 26 June, 3-6pm
Mermaid Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Staff will also be available at the following local shopping centres to provide information:

Friday 29 May, 9 am-1pm
Mermaid Waters Q Super Centre

Saturday 30 May, 9 am-1pm
Burleigh Heads Stocklands and Burleigh Waters Treetops Plaza

Wednesday 17 June, 9 am-1pm
Burleigh Waters Treetops Plaza

Thursday 18 June, 9 am-1pm
Burleigh Heads Stocklands

Saturday 20 June, 9 am-1pm
Burleigh Waters Treetops Plaza

Friday 26 June, 9 am-1pm
Burleigh Heads Stocklands

Saturday 27 June, 9 am-1pm
Mermaid Waters Q Super Centre

Information is also available at www.airservicesaustralia.com/projects/gold-coast-ILS or via 1800 760 466.


Read Gold Coast Bulletin’s interview with the noise ombudsman about the ILS and the accurate facts around usage.

Download PDF

Aircraft Noise Ombudsman Ron Brent spoke with ABC Gold Coast’s Bern Young to dispel the myths and misconceptions in regards to the ILS.
Listen to the interview in full…

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