Sunshine Coast Airport (IATA: MCY) in South East Queensland, Australia, has delivered its Draft Master Plan document charting its planned evolution over the next two decades and beyond.
The airport said that the release of the draft Master Plan 2040 will now be followed by a 50-business day community engagement period.
The document incorporates the infrastructure being delivered by the Sunshine Coast Council under the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project (SCAEP) including a new 2,450m runway, with an associated 1,300m taxiway and other facility upgrades.
With the new runway in operation, the existing runway will be fully de-commissioned.
Sunshine Coast Airport CEO, Andrew Brodie, commented: “The delivery of the Draft Master Plan marks a new era for the Sunshine Coast economy and community.
“A vast amount of work has gone into producing the Draft Master Plan and it follows extensive consultations with airport tenants, local stakeholders and experts to ensure that we have an airport that can cater for the dynamic growth expected across the region, while also being one of the most efficient and safe regional airports in the country.
“We understand the airport is important to our community and Sunshine Coast Airport not only welcomes, but encourages, feedback from across the community. The purpose of the 50-business day community engagement period is to ensure that our community has a chance to participate in the process and have their views considered in the development of the final Draft Master Plan we deliver to Council.
“With the delivery of the new runway at the end of next year there are some immediate priorities to ensure that the airport is fully prepared to meet the new demands, but equally we have outlined plans that look to 2040 and beyond.”