The Morrison Government has committed $1.6 billion in Federal Government funding to build heavy rail from Beerwah to Maroochydore along the CAMCOS corridor, with stations proposed for Caloundra and Kawana.

This is not an election promise. It’s a funding commitment in the Budget.

This will absolutely revolutionise the way we move people around the Sunshine Coast and give us the essential connectivity between the coast and hinterland, and link our region with Brisbane.

Federal Government funding for this project is to be provided on a 50:50 basis with the State Government.

I am calling for Queensland Labor to get on board.

After twenty years of supporting the CAMCOS rail and doing nothing about it, they have suddenly fallen strangely silent.

Where is the State Member for Caloundra? This project is an enormous win for Caloundra.

Where is the Federal Labor Candidate for Fisher?

It is time for Queensland Labor to take themselves off mute and be upfront: do they support this heavy rail project for the Sunshine Coast?

The Beattie Labor Government set aside the CAMCOS corridor over 20 years ago.

The Bligh Labor Government – in which Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was Transport Minister – committed to CAMCOS as part of their rail revolution in 2010.

Yet the Palaszczuk Labor Government is finding any excuse to delay the project – to play politics – while they pour funding into the Gold Coast and Brisbane rail.

If you believe that it’s time for Labor to get on board with heavy rail for the Sunshine Coast, sign my petition below and make your voice heard! 

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CAMCOS Corridor, Infrastructure Australia (2021).