Further growth in the accommodation industry on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a step closer following the environmental approval of the expansion of the runway at Sunshine Coast Airport.The Accommodation Association of Australia said it is a significant milestone and it now looks forward to the project receiving similar approvals from federal government agencies.
“With tourism being one of Australia’s super-growth industries, an expanded Sunshine Coast Airport has the potential to become a gateway for significant further economic growth in the local area,” said the Chief Executive Officer of the Accommodation Association of Australia, Richard Munro.
“It would certainly assist with attracting regular international flights to the Sunshine Coast, which would translate to an increase in visitor night numbers for local accommodation businesses.
“With regard to additional funding which may be required for the project to be completed, the growth predictions for tourism mean potential investors should be able to analyse the expansion with a high degree of confidence.
“The accommodation industry strongly supports the expansion of Sunshine Coast Airport.”