Coun­cil re­veals real plans for Sunny Coast air­port

The Gympie Times - - REGIONAL NEWS -

THE north-south run­way at Sun­shine Coast Air­port would no longer ex­ist in its cur­rent form Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil has fi­nally ad­mit­ted af­ter month’s of spec­u­la­tion about its fu­ture.

In a state­ment from a “spokesper­son” the coun­cil has ac­knowl­edged Mayor Mark Jamieson and Coun­cil­lors Dwyer and Robin­son (as mem­bers of the Sun­shine Coast Air­port Ex­pan­sion Project Con­trol Group) were “in­formed at a meet­ing on the af­ter­noon of Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26, 2018 that the south­ern end of the ex­ist­ing run­way would be re-pur­posed as a taxi way”.

That in­for­ma­tion was not re­layed to the Sun­shine Coast Re­gional Air­port Ten­ants As­so­ci­a­tion de­spite it hav­ing sought an­swers for sev­eral months about the run­way’s fate.

“The new run­way will be longer and wider than the ex­ist­ing run­way, of­fer­ing a su­pe­rior op­er­at­ing en­vi­ron­ment for gen­eral avi­a­tion than the ex­ist­ing run­way,” the coun­cil spokesman said.

“This in­cludes less sus­cep­ti­bil­ity for lighter air­craft to the im­pacts of cross winds.

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