Fast-tracking of the Sunshine Coast Airport’s expansion took out the number-one position in the wish-list at Wednesday’s Sunshine Coast Business Leaders Round Table.
It took two years of work and a committed partnership between Sunshine Coast Airport, Sunshine Coast Destination Limited, Auckland Airport, and of course Air New Zealand.
Sunshine Coast Airport today announced that a comprehensive stakeholder and community engagement program around its expansion project, including a new runway, had started.
The mayor and councillors met with Local Government Minister David Crisafulli in Nambour today, following meetings between the mayor and the Sunshine Coast’s State members of parliament in Brisbane yesterday.
Mayoral candidate and Major Projects Portfolio Councillor Debbie Blumel said the funding bid for the new runway at Sunshine Coast Airport would not be affected by de-amalgamation.
The competition for Queensland regions to garner their slice of the resources boom cake is relentless. Coast residents are putting their hands up in a bid to gain employment and Council is well equipped to respond to opportunities.
Air New Zealand will begin scheduled passenger flights to and from Sunshine Coast Airport this winter, marking the first-ever international scheduled passenger flights in and out of the airport.
Sunshine Coast Airport was last night recognised as the Australian Major Airport of the Year at the 2011 Australian Airports Association Annual Convention in Brisbane.
Sunshine Coast Council’s proposed new runway project is another step closer after being declared a significant project.