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A REVIEW and update of the Whitsunday Coast Airport (WCA) Master Plan 2015 is underway and Whitsunday Regional Council is seeking input from the region’s residents.

The Master Plan guides the development and expansion of WCA and, due to the recent and significant growth in passenger numbers and aircraft traffic, council feels a review is necessary.

Whitsunday Coast Airport started in 1951, when the first flights were received, introducing large scale aviation and tourism development to the region.

The Whitsundays is an internationally renowned tourism destination, however, the region is also home to 37,660 residents.

Tourism, agriculture, natural resources, and the local residential population are the major factors impacting the airport.

The Master Plan delivers a roadmap for development of the entire site to 2035.

Council is looking to determine if the infrastructure solutions proposed in the 2015 Plan remain relevant, or require reconsideration, and is developing a clear understanding of the aviation related needs of the broader Whitsunday community.

Interested parties are invited to undertake the survey, which closes on Sunday, September 3, at www.yoursay.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au.

Separate written submissions can be made directly to the master planning facilitator, Glenn Robinson, at glenn.robinson@airportsupport.com.au.

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