Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project taxis towards take-off
The Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project is another step closer towards delivery, with the Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham today releasing the State Coordinator General’s report accepting the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.
Mayor Mark Jamieson welcomed the news, saying the Coordinator General’s report and approval was an important step towards the region’s game-changer project becoming a reality.
The Airport Expansion Project includes delivering a new 2450m x 45m runway fully compliant with regulatory standards; runway end taxiway loops, an expanded apron and terminal facilities, a new air traffic control tower and associated infrastructure.
“The Project will deliver a world of opportunities and is a major game-changer for the Sunshine Coast and surrounding regions,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“It will enable direct flights to more destinations across Australia, Asia and the Western Pacific, enhancing national and global connections.
“It will also generate jobs and economic growth, boost tourism, help export businesses and secure air access to the Sunshine Coast for generations to come.
“The Commonwealth Government will now review the Coordinator General’s report and council looks forward to receiving approvals, due within 30 days of the report being received. Further specific project approvals will also be required before works can commence.
“I congratulate council’s project team on the quality of the Environmental Impact Statement and the work they have done on this project to date.
“Today is another chapter of this exciting project which has a long history, having been on the drawing board since the 1980s and I look forward to the day the first plane takes off on our new runway.”