Tour de Fisher sparks talk on our transport
MEMBER for Fisher Andrew Wallace held listening posts on the Coast to examine suburbs with transport issues.
He cycled 200km visiting 26 towns in his electorate within five days.
Mr Wallace braved the heat to speak with residents and experience firsthand some of our region’s travel concerns.
The starting point was at Kings Beach, pedalling through to Conondale and finishing at his starting point in Caloundra with a community barbecue.
Mr Wallace said he is important to listen to residents. “I’m also committed to making it easier to travel around our region, whether you use public transport, a car or a push bike.
“That’s why I want to get out on the bike at the start of 2019 and visit every part of our fantastic electorate.
“I want to hear from locals about the issues that are important to them, and I want a new perspective on the Sunshine Coast’s transport challenges,” he said. The ride comes as the
$28.9m Move It AUS Participation Grant
Program launches, to enable sport and physical activity providers to get Australia’s population moving.
The program aims to help Australians reduce inactivity amongst the population by 15 per cent over the next twelve years.
Applications are open at www.sportaus.gov.au/ participationgrants and close on the February 18.
“We know that being active has huge benefits, not only for our physical health, but for our mental health too. “We can all do it and I hope my Tour de Fisher helps inspire more people to make a start.” he said.
To find out where he stopped , visit andrew wallacemp.com.au/tourde fisher.
PEDAL ACROSS THE COAST: Andrew Wallace MP with his bike preparing for the Tour de Fisher.