Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project
Our Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion project is forging ahead at a rate of knots.
Council received a progress report this week and there is 730,000m³ of sand already pumped on site, with about 600,000m³ to go.
We are confident the sand pumping will be concluded in advance of the 1 November deadline, so we are clear of the beach in time for the turtle nesting season.
Some of these photo’s give a spectacular view of what is happening on-site.
Pumping the sand from the Spitfire Channel in Moreton Bay and transporting it to the Sunshine Coast by the Nile River dredge has proven to be an outstanding success.
If this sand had to be transported by road, it would take approximately 12 months, with 350 truck movements per day (175 in each direction) or approximately one every 1.7 minutes.
Our off-shore solution will get the same job done in three months and avoid 12 months’ of truck movements through towns like Bli Bli, which are on the haul route.
Just another example of how the Sunshine Coast is truly Australia’s healthy, smart and creative region!