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Page 60 • MICEBTN - AUGUST 2015 QUEENSLAND - GOLD COAST Royal Woods, where luxury and serenity combine to create the perfect accommodation experience. Perfect location for easy access to all attractions of the Gold Coast. Perfect facilities for relaxing. Royal Woods Resort... Simply Perfect! www.royalwoods.com.au Call us on: +61 (7) 5597 0650 or 1300 880 009 Email: email@example.com THE GOLD COAST’S ONLY ALL SUITE LUXURY VILLA RESORT Airport booms with new services, major expansion Cultural precinct work starts soon WORK is set to go on the A$37 million first stage of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, to be created on a 16.9 hec- tare site within walking distance of Surfers Paradise. Aimed at local residents as well as the region’s heavy visitor traffic, the area is intended to be a heart for arts, culture and creative enterprise. Design team leaders ARM Architecture and Topotek1 have applied their 2013 international competition-winning concept to a site-wide master plan. Stage 1 will feature a versatile outdoor performance and civic events space in a garden amphitheatre, River- side Hub adapting an existing building for exhibition spac- ThINGS are really on the move at Gold Coast Air- port. Australia’s sixth busiest airport is so busy – and getting more so - that a substantial expansion and re- development project is now under way to cope with current peak hour capacity issues and meet forecast demand up to 2023. Qantas is launching a Gold Coast/Melbourne service on October 25, complementing the group’s existing Jetstar operations on the route. It will boost Gold Coast/Sydney capacity from February next year. Hong Kong Airlines is to operate a series of char- ter flights to the Gold Coast from January to March. It is hoped this will evolve into a year-round sched- uled service. es and creative partnerships as well as a cafe, initial artscape works surrounding an enhanced Evandale Lake, and a bridge to Chevron Island. On the web: www.goldcoastculturalprecinct.info Jetstar is commencing two flights a week between Wuhan and the Gold Coast in September, as a partnership with a large Chinese travel group. And Jetstar is also introducing a daily Gold Coast/Avalon link from late October. The expansion project is known as Project LIFT, which stands for Let’s Investment For Tomorrow. Stage 1 is due to commence early next year and will include an in- itial three new wide-bodied aircraft stands and a three-level terminal development, with provision for up to two aerobridges associated with the new infrastructure. This work will be mostly substantially completed in late 2017, prior to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Subsequent stages will follow in 2018 and 2020, delivering further terminal enhancements, two more wide-body stands and additional aerobridges as required. “This redevelopment will ensure more efficient use of terminal space and offer increased capacity, meaning service for travellers is faster and more efficient, with broader retail choice,” said David Collins, the airport company’s chief operating officer. “In recent years, Gold Coast Airport has experienced high rates of growth due to an increase in low cost and full service carrier airlines, both domestically and internationally.” Gold Coast Airpor t’s LIFT project gets under way - ar tist ’s impression, indicative only.