To keep a sustainable, liveable Sunshine Coast and support local jobs we need better transport links.
In the first week of Parliament, I reminded the Queensland Government that they need to step up and fund and build the Maroochydore rail, connecting us to Brisbane, which the State Labor Government promised to have finished by 2020!
In August 2005 the State Labor Government announced a $480 million project that gave the ‘green light’ commitment to establish a high-speed line from Beerwah to Caloundra by 2015, and 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗰𝗵𝘆𝗱𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬, 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁.
Furthermore, in 2005 the Labor Government advised that the ‘𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘢 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘰𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘢 𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘧𝘵, 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘦’….
It’s time for action from this Government on roads and rail, not just bikeways in Brisbane. This CAMCOS rail project, connecting to the main rail line near Beerwah, is not to be confused with Council’s proposed light rail down Nicklin Way and Alexandra Parade from Caloundra to Maroochydore.
Tell me what your infrastructure priorities are to keep our Sunshine Coast liveable into the future as well as for today.