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Light rail pre-feasibility study on Sunshine Coast

On Jan 24 2012
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  • QLD


A pre-feasibility study that will investigate the development of a light rail public transportation ...

A pre-feasibility study that will investigate the development of a light rail public transportation system for Queensland's Sunshine Coast will be complete by April.

Members of the Sunshine Coast community have been encouraged to put their names forward for nomination to the Light Rail 2020 Taskforce.

Two community representatives from the area will be appointed to the taskforce, which will work to come up with alternative strategies to "car dominant development and reliance", explained integrated transport portfolio councillor Vivien Griffin.

She said: "The taskforce will be charged with building a coalition of support for the project within the community and clearly articulating to business, stakeholder and community groups the impact of a "do nothing" approach and the continued expansion of car dominant development and reliance."

Bringing a modern light rail service to the Sunshine Coast by 2020 will require strong partnerships, Griffin added, noting that the taskforce will help to link businesses and communities with the state and federal governments.

Light rail public transportation could have plenty of positive benefits for Sunshine Coast residents and businesses alike. In addition to reducing the number of cars on the roads, it could make areas of the region more accessible to residents of all ages - and support local businesses.



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