Sunshine Coast Airport Airspace Changes Runway 13/31

Sunshine Coast Council is leading the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project that will see the creation of a new runway at Sunshine Coast Airport known as Runway 13/31.

In 2016 the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project was approved by State and Federal governments, following Sunshine Coast Council’s submission of an Environmental Impact Statement, which included concept flight paths that would support the operation of the new runway.

In 2019, Airservices identified that there were opportunities in certain communities to improve environmental outcomes, particularly associated with residential overflight and we proposed some variations to the concept flight paths (that had been approved in the Environmental Impact Statement).

We initiated a range of targeted consultation activities between 20 March and 30 April 2019 and, as a result of community interest in this project, expanded this to include general consultation across the Sunshine Coast region.

We received over 4,500 submissions from communities across the Sunshine Coast region and these have been considered and used to shape the proposed final design, where possible.

Airservices are planning to submit the Airspace Change Proposal to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority by 29 July 2019.


Using Engage Airservices Platform

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Sunshine Coast Council is leading the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project that will see the creation of a new runway at Sunshine Coast Airport known as Runway 13/31.

In 2016 the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project was approved by State and Federal governments, following Sunshine Coast Council’s submission of an Environmental Impact Statement, which included concept flight paths that would support the operation of the new runway.

In 2019, Airservices identified that there were opportunities in certain communities to improve environmental outcomes, particularly associated with residential overflight and we proposed some variations to the concept flight paths (that had been approved in the Environmental Impact Statement).

We initiated a range of targeted consultation activities between 20 March and 30 April 2019 and, as a result of community interest in this project, expanded this to include general consultation across the Sunshine Coast region.

We received over 4,500 submissions from communities across the Sunshine Coast region and these have been considered and used to shape the proposed final design, where possible.

Airservices are planning to submit the Airspace Change Proposal to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority by 29 July 2019.


Using Engage Airservices Platform

Information on the Engage Airservices platform can be accessed without registering, however if you would like to submit a query or complaint or put a comment on the interactive map you will need to register. We have developed a guide to assist you in using the Engage Airservices platform.

Interactive map

4 months

Thank you to everyone who submitted their queries about the Sunshine Coast Proposed Final Design and Consideration of Feedback report.

The query period has now closed.

You can continue to use the search for your address function on the interactive map. 

This interactive map should be read with the Community Specific Fact Sheet for your area which provides information on the number and heights of aircraft using these flight paths.



Thank you to everyone who submitted their queries about the Sunshine Coast Proposed Final Design and Consideration of Feedback report.

The query period has now closed.

You can continue to use the search for your address function on the interactive map. 

This interactive map should be read with the Community Specific Fact Sheet for your area which provides information on the number and heights of aircraft using these flight paths.



CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded