Below is the response from ASA regarding the CASA approval, received today. The findings from the ANO are still pending.

11 October 2019

Dear Ms Bolton,

Sunshine Coast New Runway Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) Approval

I am writing to inform you that Airservices Australia (Airservices) has received approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Office of Airspace Regulation (OAR) for changes to airspace associated with the final airspace design for Sunshine Coast Airport’s new runway (Runway 13/31).

These changes will ensure the required flight paths and airspace are ready to support operations when the runway opens.

I am aware that some community members expressed concern regarding the potential aviation safety risk associated with operations at Yandina Quarry. CASA OAR advised Airservices that they received an application for a Danger Area due to blasting at the Yandina Quarry on 26 August 2014.
They reviewed the application and identified that the height of the fly rock does not exceed ground level during regular blasting activities, therefore it does not pose a hazard to aviation. CASA OAR determined the activities do not warrant the establishment of a Danger Area and did not impose conditions on either the air traffic management at Sunshine Coast Airport.

For information regarding the Sunshine Coast Airport Airspace Changes please click here.

I trust this information is of assistance.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact me on (07) 3866 3809 or

Yours sincerely

Fiona Lawton
Community Engagement Manager
Air Navigation Services
Airservices Australia