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Page 22 • MICEBTN - March-April 2019 www.invisage.net We understand that event planning requires a budget conscious approach with effective time management strategies as they are often steered by volunteers and committees. Our products and services have been developed with this in mind in order to save you both time and money whilst still maintaining a professional presence. invisage Find us on... Engaging Event Technology and Creative Design Services Our mission is to enhance your events by providing the tools to create meaningful connections. Gold Coast Airport expansion to aid tourism INTERNATIONAL property group Lendlease has been appointed to undertake Australia’s Gold Coast Airport’s southern terminal expan- sion – the next phase of the A$370 million airport redevelopment Project LIFT. The agreement will see the de- velopment – a three-level terminal, including aero bridges, built to the south of the current facility – move forward in coming months. Chris Mills chief executive Queensland Airports Limited said the appointment represented a significant step forward for the Gold Coast Airport project , which would address capacity issues and pave the way for future passenger growth. “Gold Coast Airport looks after 6.6 million passengers a year, and this will more than double by 2037,” he said. “The existing terminal is cur- rently operating beyond capacity. This expansion will help us meet demand. “Last year we completed the first phase of Project LIFT, the 20,000 square metre expansion of our apron to create more air- craft parking space leading into the Commonwealth Games.” Tourism Industry Development minister Kate Jones said the project would support growth of the tourism sector on the Gold Coast. “First impressions are everything. That’s why this project is so important when it comes to giving tourists a great experience on the Gold Coast ,” she said. “We also know that ensuring tourists have easy access to the Coast is crucial when it comes to growing the local tourism industry. We’ll continue to work with the Gold Coast Airport to secure more flights direct to the city in the future.” The new terminal will double the floor area of the existing terminal and offer more flexibility to service domestic and international servic- es, depending on demand. A 192-room Rydges-branded hotel is being built adjacent to the southern terminal.