Tour de Fisher sparks talk on our trans­port

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PEDAL ACROSS THE COAST: An­drew Wal­lace MP with his bike pre­par­ing for the Tour de Fisher.

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