No-one could deny that public transport on the Sunshine Coast is a mess.

People are voting with their feet and while the buses and trains that we have are less than half full, our local roads and the Bruce Highway are gridlocked.

There is not enough public transport on the Sunshine Coast and it does not go where Sunshine Coast locals need to get.

I am fighting for a real public transport plan that would transform our community – heavy rail from Brisbane, via Beerwah, along the already reserved CAMCOS land corridor to Caloundra, Kawana, and Maroochydore.

Heavy rail on the Coast would not only allow us to get around the region and to Brisbane sooner and safer, but it would form the foundation of a better and stronger Sunshine Coast in the years to come.

It would provide public transport for the same sections of the community as light rail but with an important difference.

Heavy rail would connect locals via the North Coast line to Brisbane, taking cars off the Highway and the coastal roads that connect to it.

The CAMCOS corridor is illustrated in the map:

If you agree with me that we need heavy rail on the Sunshine Coast, sign my petition below and help me demonstrate our community’s support.

Heavy Rail Petition


I am calling upon all Sunshine Coast residents and business people to take a public stand against the construction of a casino in Maroochydore’s new SunCentral Development by signing my “Say No to Council’s Casino” petition. Fill in your name and details in the boxes below and click ‘done’ to complete your petition.

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I believe that the Council’s plan to change the character of the Sunshine Coast by building a casino at their Maroochydore development is emerging as one of the biggest threats to the future of our community. A casino on the Coast would add to the cost of living pressures on many of our hard-working families, increase crime and anti-social behaviour, and drive up drug and alcohol abuse. This plan risks driving more family breakdowns, and increasing rates of mental and physical ill health.

Family life is difficult in modern times, we don’t need to compound those difficulties by establishing more mechanisms of misery. I have spoken to many local people about this at meetings around our community and the feedback I have received tells me that Sunshine Coast residents do not want a casino here. We are not the Gold Coast, nor should we want to be.  I strongly encourage everyone to sign my petition and to get involved

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