Sunshine Coast MP Fiona Simpson has blasted Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Labor for putting back the Sunshine Coast's desperately needed rail upgrade while announcing rail duplication to the Gold Coast.
“I suggest the Treasurer take the train to and from the Sunshine Coast and tell us why he doesn't think the Sunshine Coast's rail duplication is important,” Ms Simpson said. “His announcement today of the final duplication of rail to the Gold Coast without committing to the Sunshine Coast is a kick in the guts for the region.
“Anna Bligh canned the 2009 upgrade, the LNP prioritised it as number one commitment for the 2015 election campaign and now it's back on the back burner under Labor despite relying on Nicklin MP Peter Wellington for the balance of power to hold Government,” Ms Simpson said.
“This is an insult and ignores the existing demand, let alone what is coming thanks to Caloundra South and the
commercial-in-confidence infrastructure agreement signed by the Deputy Premier Jackie Trad.”
“This Labor Government's got no plan and idea about managing growth with infrastructure on the north of Brisbane.”