Faster rail business case approval keeps project on track

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Sunshine Coast Council has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement a faster rail proposal to connect the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane will progress to the business case development stage.

The submission to the Australian Government’s Faster Rail Connecting Capital Cities and Orbital Regional Centres program was made by the North Coast Connect Consortium (Stockland, partnered by SMEC, Urbis and KPMG) and supported by the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay and Brisbane City councils. 

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the North Coast Connect submission supported Sunshine Coast Council’s continued advocacy for better connectivity between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

“This is a great step forward in our efforts to secure better connectivity and an integrated public transport solution for the Sunshine Coast,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Ted O’Brien, Member for Fairfax, in helping to secure the support of the Federal Government for this project.

“I made it very clear in the lead up to the State election in November – as I have been doing since I became Mayor in 2012 – that investment by the State and Federal governments in road, rail and public transport for the Sunshine Coast is critical and one of the highest priorities for this region. 

“We now have an opportunity to examine and evaluate a new model for connecting major population centres within the region and, in turn, better connecting the Sunshine Coast with Brisbane City and the Moreton Bay region.

“Our council looks forward to working with the proponents and the other tiers of government throughout the business case development.”

 
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