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The sky’s the limit on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion

The new runway for the Sunshine Coast airport has opened up Southeast Queensland to the world. It accommodates larger, more fuel-efficient planes that can fly longer distances from across Australia, Asia and the Western Pacific.

This vital upgrade has opened up the region to new international and domestic tourists and driven economic growth. The new runway has the capacity to return $4 billion to the local economy.

The airport expansion is the Sunshine Coast Council’s largest ever construction project. It includes the construction of a new 2,450m x 45m runway complete with terminal facilities, new access roads and utilities.

  • Customer
    Sunshine Coast Council
  • Location
    Marcoola, Queensland
  • Specialisation
  • Start
    March 2018
  • End
    November 2020
John holland
John holland
Our team worked closely with the community and our customer to reduce local traffic impacts and address environmental concerns associated with construction.
“The Airport Expansion project will contribute $4.1 billion to the local economy over the period to 2040, generate around 2230 jobs in our community, help boost tourism, enable visitors from many locations to gain direct access to the region and support our local export businesses - particularly those operating in the food and agribusiness sectors – to access new markets.” Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson


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