Fisher MP to Continue the Fight for Rail After Poll Officially Declared

Andrew Wallace MP has officially been re-elected to a third term as the Federal Member for Fisher, after the formal declaration of polls at 10.30am, Friday 17 June 2022.

Mr Wallace, who was first elected in 2016, said he was grateful for the opportunity to continue serving as the Federal Member for Fisher, and that he is as determined as ever to fight for the infrastructure the Sunshine Coast needs, and for the things that matter to local families and their businesses.

“It’s a great honour to serve the community of the Sunshine Coast and the people of Fisher and I am grateful for the trust they have placed in me once again,” Mr Wallace said.

“As I pledged in 2016, I’ll continue the fight to build road and rail infrastructure, boost mental health outcomes, back small businesses and manufacturers, and protect the character of our community.”

“I remain focused especially on fighting for the Sunshine Coast Rail project, to which the State and Federal Labor Governments have yet to commit funding. It is my hope that the Labor Federal Government will keep their word in supporting the project, and in governing for all Australians, and I have written to the Prime Minister and his team accordingly.” Mr Wallace added.

Mr Wallace has championed the Sunshine Coast Rail project since before his election in 2016.

The previous Liberal National Government committed $1.6 billion to fund the project, covering 50% of its total cost. While the State Government remains silent on Sunshine Coast Rail, the new Minister for Infrastructure is reported to have offered Federal Labor’s support to the project.

The Sunshine Coast Rail project will see heavy rail built from Beerwah to Maroochydore, via Caloundra and Kawana, along what has long been designated the CAMCOS corridor. It is estimated to create as many as 9,550 jobs during construction. Mr Wallace invites members of the community to make their voice heard by signing his petition, challenging the State and Federal Labor Governments to get on board with Sunshine Coast Rail. Find out more at