Aerial photograph of new runway lights at Sunshine Coast Airport
Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project
  • Last updated:
  • 21 May 2020

A new north-west/south-east runway and associated infrastructure is being built at the existing Sunshine Coast Airport, in Marcoola. Construction of the new runway started in March 2019 and is scheduled for completion in late 2020.

Whether you are flying for pleasure or for work, or looking to export, the Sunshine Coast Airport is a crucial piece of infrastructure for our region.

More than half our population* will travel by air for business or pleasure at least once this year, but many will commute to Brisbane first because our runway can't accommodate the larger planes for long haul flights.

We’re doing something about that – building a new runway that’s bigger, wider and better aligned with prevailing winds so our community can access the world from the Sunshine Coast.

A new runway and better facilities means greater accessibility and more opportunities for work, tourism and exporting businesses.

* Roy Morgan Research, Sky high: Australians’ air travel habits, 9 December 2016.


If you have more questions on the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project, please call the Community Information line 1800 210 755 or email For project administration enquiries only, please call (07) 5453 1544.