Fund­ing grab for high­way, rail

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE BUSINESS - CALOUN­DRA CHAM­BER MICHAEL SHADFORTH

THE past few weeks have seen the Sun­shine Coast se­cure ac­cess to over a bil­lion dol­lars of vi­tal in­fra­struc­ture fund­ing set to ease the con­ges­tion on the cur­rently strug­gling high­way and rail lines.

This fund­ing will go towards the con­struc­tion of a six-lane high­way be­tween Caloun­dra and Caboolture and the highly an­tic­i­pated rail du­pli­ca­tion pro­ject which could even­tu­ally see travel times be­tween Bris­bane and the Coast slashed to just 45 min­utes.

With the Sun­shine Coast’s pop­u­la­tion ex­pected to grow to over 500,000 by 2041, these projects are lo­gis­ti­cally es­sen­tial for our com­mu­nity’s ease of ac­cess to Bris­bane as well as be­ing an in­cred­i­ble cat­a­lyst for boost­ing our econ­omy, in­creas­ing busi­ness con­fi­dence and bol­ster­ing eco­nomic growth.

Con­sid­er­ing Caloun­dra’s prox­im­ity to Bris­bane, these de­vel­op­ments are par­tic­u­larly per­ti­nent to our lo­cal busi­nesses and com­mu­nity mem­bers.

As such it is vi­tal that we as a com­mu­nity vo­cally embrace and support Mem­ber for Fair­fax Ted O’Brien and Mem­ber for Fisher An­drew Wal­lace’s con­tin­ued cam­paigns for in­creased in­fra­struc­ture fund­ing.

One method of support is to jump on Ted O’Brien’s Get on Board cam­paign

You can reg­is­ter your support at www.fas­trail.com.au.

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