New property General Manager appointed to spearhead Sunshine Coast Airport’s future expansion
Experienced property development and management specialist, Antonio Tolo, has been appointed to the new role of General Manager Property, Retail and Parking Services at Sunshine Coast Airport.
Mr Tolo joins Sunshine Coast Airport from Gold Coast Airport where he was General Manager Property & Planning, responsible for delivery of the Gold Coast Airport Property Strategy, the Ground Transport Plan and the 2017 Gold Coast Airport Master Plan. During his time at Gold Coast Airport he also played key roles in the Gold Coast Airport Hotel transaction and developing the parking strategy for the airport.
In his new role with Sunshine Coast Airport, Mr Tolo will be responsible for the strategic development and management of terminal retail and commercial assets, parking and transport services, property and airport advertising.
His appointment comes shortly after the release of the Sunshine Coast Airport Draft Master Plan 2040 document, which is designed to guide the airport’s expansion and development over the next two decades.
The Draft Master Plan document – which is currently being presented for public consultation and comment – includes plans for a significant reshaping of the airport precinct to accommodate the launch of a new extended runway capable of attracting an increased volume of domestic and international passenger aircraft. The plans include a major upgrade of the existing terminal and its facilities, as well as the creation of new precincts to support aviation and freight services at the airport.
Welcoming Mr Tolo’s appointment, Sunshine Coast Airport CEO, Andrew Brodie, said that his experience developing a Master Plan strategy for the expansion of Gold Coast Airport made him eminently qualified for delivering the Master Plan concept at Sunshine Coast Airport.
“Gold Coast Airport has enjoyed significant growth over the past decade, developing its airport precinct to meet the increased demand for passenger, freight and commercial services,” said Mr Brodie.
“The launch of our new runway next year opens up Sunshine Coast Airport to a new era of opportunity, and we will require major upgrades to our airport precinct facilities and services to cater for the growth in demand.
“The Draft Master Plan is a visionary document that has the potential to transform the airport and the Sunshine Coast economy. We want the best services available for our passenger and commercial clients. We will be looking for innovative retail for our terminal space, highly-efficient freight-handling facilities, and transport solutions that take into account future growth in car parking and rental car hire, as well as the provision of light rail services to Sunshine Coast Airport.
“Our aim is to make Sunshine Coast Airport one of Australia’s leading and most dynamic regional airports, and the development and implementation of an innovative property strategy is at the heart of the airport’s evolution.”
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