Project timeline
  • Last updated:
  • 31 Aug 2021

On 6 April 2020, council announced that the runway will open on 14 June 2020 subject to weather and COVID-19 not disrupting the program.

October 2019

September 2019

20 March to 30 April 2019

  • Proposed airspace change and flight paths out for aviation industry and community feedback

March 2019

January 2019

  • Detailed runway design complete

August to October 2018

  • Dune and dredging activities[365KB]
  • Dredging activities to be complete and all materials off the beach before the next turtle nesting season commences in November 2018

August 2018

  • Dredge arrives off Marcoola
  • Dredging commences

July 2018

  • Pipeline bored under David Low Way

June 2018

  • Assembled pipeline put in place on sand bed with float ready to connect to dredge

May to early June 2018

  • Dredge pipeline assembly along Marcoola Beach
  • Traffic control remains in place

Early May 2018

  • Beach Access 111 closed (all other beach access points will remain open)
  • Traffic control in place along David Low Way to allow for road and pedestrian safety

April 2018

  • First sod turned 20 April 2018.

March 2018

John Holland Pty Ltd awarded Construction Contract (1 March)

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