MEDIA RELEASE-SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL
November 25, 2014
End of the line for public comment on light rail routes
The Sunshine Coast community has just a few more days to jump on board and have their say about the proposed light rail network route between Caloundra and Maroochydore.
Transport portfolio councillor Rick Baberowsi said the opportunity to comment on the proposed light rail route options closes on Friday, November 28.
“The response from the community has been outstanding. I have enjoyed many conversations about light rail over the past three weeks but I encourage all those who have an opinion to make it official by completing the quick online survey before the end of this week,” Cr Baberowski said.
“A light rail system has been propsosed to form a backbone between the major growth areas of Caloundra and Maroochydore—supported by a frequent and reliable bus system to connect other communities and the Hinterland—to create a world-class integrated regional transport system.
“Sunshine Coast Council is working toward a sustainable regional transport solution that caters for future growth while also maintaining the lifestyle that we love.
“Light rail is more than just a new way to move people around. It is a transport solution that can benefit the Sunshine Coast community, our environment and the economy.”
Cr Baberowski said community input on the proposed route options was an important step in identifying a preferred route.
“We can then progress more detailed feasibility studies to look at engineering, costs and timing,” Cr Baberowski said.
“There will be further opportunities for the community to have input before a final decision about a light rail network is made.”
Get on board and have your say about the light rail route options. Learn more about the light rail project at www.lightrail.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au, view the route options information and maps and complete the route options survey and help shape the future of the Sunshine Coast.
The light rail route option public consultation period closes at 5pm on Friday, November 28, 2014.
Media inquiries: Hayley Greaves, Marketing & Communication Officer. Ph: 0414 502 785