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LNP commits to Sunshine Coast rail

23rd June 2022

Statement by Jarrod Bleijie, Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Today’s commitment by the Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli to fund the state’s share of heavy passenger rail on the Sunshine Coast is incredible news for our region.

This rail line from Beerwah to Caloundra to Kawana to Maroochydore will connect the Sunshine Coast to south-east Queensland in preparation for the Olympics.

The Palaszczuk Government did not allocate a single dollar in the State Budget to build this major infrastructure project for the Sunshine Coast.

In its Budget, the former Federal Government committed 50% of the $3.2 billion cost to deliver this project.

A Crisafulli State Government will match this funding.

The only thing standing in the way of this critical rail line on the Sunshine Coast is the Palaszczuk Labor Government.