Master Plan process launched for new-generation Sunshine Coast Airport

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Sunshine Coast Airport is developing a new Master Plan to guide the evolution of the airport over the next 20 years.

The construction of the new runway provides an opportunity to master plan a new-generation airport that will continue to deliver the economic prosperity of the Sunshine Coast region.

The new Sunshine Coast Airport Master Plan will incorporate the infrastructure being delivered by Council under the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project (SCAEP) including a new 2,450m runway, with an associated 1,300m taxiway and other facility upgrades that will be required to capitalise on the enhanced airport capability that this game-changing project will deliver.

The SCAEP will deliver one the Sunshine Coast’s most significant transport, tourism and economic infrastructure assets, adding $4.1 billion to Gross Regional Product between 2020–2040, and opening up new direct destinations in Australia, the Pacific and Asia to Sunshine Coast residents and visitors.

The development of the Preliminary Draft Airport Master Plan by Sunshine Coast Airport is well underway and has involved initial discussions with key stakeholders, including statutory authorities, aviation interests and community organisations. Significant technical studies and reviews are being undertaken utilising leading independent consultants and advisers.

The Preliminary Draft Airport Master Plan is due to be finalised and released in early 2019 followed by a 50-day public consultation period. All submissions received during this period will be considered and addressed as necessary in the development of a Draft Airport Master Plan. The Draft Airport Master Plan must then be submitted to Sunshine Coast Council for consideration and approval.

Sunshine Coast Airport understands the airport is important to our community and welcomes all interested stakeholders to review the information when the Preliminary Draft Airport Master Plan goes on public exhibition. The purpose of the 50-day consultative process is to ensure that our community has a chance to participate in the process and that those views are considered in the development of the Master Plan.

Anyone interested in staying informed on the progress of the Sunshine Coast Airport Master Plan can register to receive our e-newsletter for project updates at:

www.sunshinecoastairport.com.au/masterplan2040

 
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