Community and Aviation Forum (CAF)

Sunshine Coast Airport engages with the local community through its Community and Aviation Forum (CAF). The CAF provides the opportunity for discussion on matters relating to:

– Noise and environmental issues
– Existing and proposed airport development and operations
– Activities by other aviation stakeholders

Community and Aviation Forum (CAF)


The Forum is independently chaired by Ron Brent, who was Australia’s first Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO), having held the position from 2010 to 2017.

The CAF is made up of community members and groups, governments, and other relevant aviation stakeholders, including:

  • Federal Member for Fairfax
    Ted O’Brien MP
  • State Member for Maroochydore
    Fiona Simpson MP
  • State Member for Ninderry
    Dan Purdie MP
  • State Member for Noosa
    Sandy Bolton MP
  • Sunshine Coast Council
    Cr Maria Suarez
  • Noosa Shire Council
    Cr Frank Wilkie
  • SCA Expansion Project
  • Airservices Australia
  • Buderim War Memorial Community Association
  • Coolum Business & Tourism Association
  • Coolum Residents Association
  • East West Runway Action Group
  • Flight Path Forum
  • Flight Path Group (Buddina)
  • Marcoola Community Group
  • Marcoola South
  • Mudjimba Residents Association
  • Noosa Hinterland Residents Association
  • North Shore Traders
  • Pacific Paradise Progress Association
  • Seaside Shores Community Association
  • Twin Waters Residents Association
  • Yandina Creek Progress Association

Terms of Reference

The purpose and structure of the CAF is defined in its ToR.

Sunshine Coast Airport provides secretariat support.

CAF Presentations and Meeting Minutes





Flight Paths

Find out more about Sunshine Coast Airport flight paths.

Aircraft Noise Information Tool

Review indicative aircraft noise modelling for Runway 13/31.

Environment and Sustainability

See how we’re putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do.