Project timeline
  • Last updated:
  • 15 Dec 2021

January 2021

  • Construction of associated infrastructure was completed.

June 2020

  • Construction of a new north-west/south-east runway was completed and officially handed over to the Sunshine Coast Airport. 

October 2019

  • Airspace change proposal approved by (CASA)
  • Council welcomes CASA airspace change proposal approval 
  • Project news update [365KB]Mount Coolum October 2019

September 2019

  • Project news update [587KB]Marcoola September 2019 

20 March to 30 April 2019

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

March 2019

  • Project news update March 2019[1013KB]

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)

Airport Expansion Project Timeline graphic