Construction starts Monday on Sunshine Coast Airport bus stop
  • Saturday 24 July 2010

Council will on Monday begin work on a bus stop at the Sunshine Coast Airport, to enable passengers to easily catch public transport to and from the rest of the region.

The new bus bay will be located on Friendship Avenue, at the northern end of the terminal.

Major Projects Portfolio Councillor Debbie Blumel said that the bus stop is a vital part of providing a public transport service to connect the airport to the rest of the Sunshine Coast.

“Council was ready to start work a few weeks ago, but wanted to hold off until after the school holidays to lessen the impact of construction on the increased number of arriving and departing passengers over this period,” Cr Blumel said.

“Construction is expected to take about two weeks, and when finished, will provide a modern contemporary shelter with glass walls and solar powered lighting, which is disability compliant.

“The works will also involve changes to the road in front of the terminal to accommodate the operation.

“Bus service details to the airport are still be finalised by Translink and will be available in the coming weeks.”

Sunshine Coast Airport General Manager Peter Pallot said the new bus shelter will be sited close to the terminal.

“This will allow ease of access to and from the arrival and departure lounges,” Peter Pallot said.