Wallace calls on public for City Deal Suggestions
In the wake of yesterday’s announcement of a City Deal for South East Queensland, Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace has called on Sunshine Coast residents to nominate the projects that they would like to see for our community as part of the deal.
“This City Deal has the potential to transform South East Queensland, which obviously includes the Sunshine Coast. I intend to work hard to ensure that the Coast is at the heart of this deal, and that it really delivers for our community. To do that I need your support.” Mr Wallace said.
“Every community in South East Queensland will be putting forward its wishlist and advocating for their own projects. So we need to make sure that ours are at the top of the list. To do that we need a unified approach as to what our priorities are, and we need to make our case strongly to all three tiers of Government”.
Mr Wallace asked Sunshine Coast residents to suggest other road, rail and digital infrastructure projects that they want to see as part of the South East Queensland City Deal by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling in the contact form on his website.
“In the past two years, I have spoken to many local residents who have told me that they want upgrades to the Bruce Highway, an improved train service to Brisbane, and reduced congestion on local State Government roads. We are taking action on all of these issues, but now I want to hear from you about the other ambitious projects you believe will really take our region forward through the next decade. You can write to me, send me an email, phone my office or contact me through my website, but whatever method you choose, please get in touch today, and help me to make this City Deal deliver for the Sunshine Coast!” he said.
The Liberal National Government has already invested more than $3.4 billion in infrastructure projects benefitting the Sunshine Coast, including $3.13 billion toward upgrades to the Bruce Highway, and $390 million toward duplication of the North Coast Rail. The City Deal, announced yesterday, provides a vehicle for further investment from Federal, State and Local Governments.
“The Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. We need to ensure that we have the infrastructure and the great jobs of the future to cater to that growing population and to encourage more businesses and more tourists to come to our community. This City Deal is a fantastic opportunity, and I am determined to make the most of it.” he said.