Gold Coast airport general manager Charles Martin.
Gold Coast airport general manager Charles Martin. Blainey Woodham /

Airport considers upgrade impacts

GOLD Coast Airport chief operating officer David Collins says the airport has undertaken a “detailed and comprehensive” analysis to mitigate the environmental impact of its Project LIFT redevelopment plan.

This was in response to Tweed Shire Council’s submission, which listed concerns for endangered flora and fauna that would be affected by the redevelopment.

Mr Collins said the airport would work to minimise environmental impact before, during and after the redevelopment.

“To ensure control measures are implemented in order to minimise the environmental risks involved in the project, environmental management plans will be put in place and monitored by Commonwealth Government and Gold Coast Airport environmental officer,” Mr Collins said.

“The Gold Coast Airport is also preparing an environmental offset strategy as a mitigation for impacts to specific flora and fauna impacted by the project.

“We take our commitment to the environment seriously.”

Mr Collins said Project LIFT plans included the redevelopment and expansion of the airport terminal and facilities to keep up with demand.



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