“The State Government’s budget has slashed funding for Safe Night Precincts* for the Police overtime shifts effective from 30 June. “The funding of $2.5m provided police overtime shifts to patrol Safe Night Precincts on weekends and was much needed to bolster already stretched resources. “We will feel it here on the Sunshine Coast as these…

State Budget throws away $1.6B in funding

The Treasurer and Minister for Transport have confirmed that tomorrow’s State Budget will not have any new money allocated for the Beerwah to Maroochydore rail extension, effectively throwing back an opportunity of $1.6B in Federal Money. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the $4.8M funds for rail planning had previously been announced and ran the…

Call for State Budget commitment for Maroochydore Rail

COAST STATE AND FEDERAL LNP MPs have joined forces calling for a commitment from the State Government in next week’s Budget for the Beerwah to Maroochydore Rail project. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien said now was the time for the State Government to match the Federal Budget’s $1.6B towards…