Invest Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast’s Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) is generating opportunities for investors and opening new avenues for business development in infrastructure, targeted high-value industries, supply chain development and commercial, industrial and residential development. One of these major projects is for a major expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport to enhance its domestic and international links.
The A$347 million airport expansion will deliver new infrastructure and facilities enabling direct international flight access to the region from a number of destinations in Asia and elsewhere. This will also facilitate new freight capabilities and access to global markets.
The Runway Project
The proposed expansion will deliver a new, fully compliant runway of 2,450 metres in length and 45 metres wide to accommodate larger, more fuel-efficient aircraft (ie. B787 and A330-200 aircraft) that can fly longer distances to other parts of Australia and many international destinations. Expansion of the aircraft apron and improvements to existing passenger terminal facilities.
Sunshine Coast Airport Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been finalised. With these approvals in place there will be greater regulatory certainty for the project and for the potential investor Airport runway construction is expected to commence in 2016 and be operational by 2020.
For investment opportunities or enquiries contact
Director, Corporate Strategy and Delivery
Sunshine Coast Council
Phone +61 7 5441 8212