RDA Sunshine Coast backs current Airport Expansion Project

Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast (RDASC) is strongly backing the current Sunshine Coast Airport (SCA) Expansion Project due for completion by the end of 2020.
The SCA project will deliver a new 2450m X 45m runway – already under construction – and will enable direct flights to more destinations across Australia, Asia and the Western Pacific. It also expected to generate jobs and boost economic growth, tourism and local export businesses.
Sunshine Coast Council has forecast that the project will result in 2,230 new full-time direct and indirect jobs by 2040 and attract up to 2 million annual passengers to the region.
RDASC CEO Paul Fisher acknowledged that Airservices Australia had already conducted an extensive community consultation process over the proposed flight paths, as part of the environmental impact statement (EIS) process.
“RDASC unreservedly supports the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project, which will directly boost the Sunshine Coast economy, create new jobs and attract investment in the region,” Mr Fisher said.
“RDASC supports the process of extended consultation and encourages business, interested parties and the community at large to contribute directly to the Airservices Australia feedback page at https://feedback.emsbk.com/asa.”
The current deadline for feedback is Tuesday, April 30 at 5pm AEST.
Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast is part of a national network of 52 committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions.
RDA committees play an active and facilitative role in their communities, with a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies which harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.
A Federal Government initiative, RDASC identifies local priorities, aligns resources, engages stakeholders and promotes solutions to strengthen and build the region.

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