Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

LNP MPs Aiming for Rail Upgrade

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

LNP MPs Aiming for Rail Upgrade

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Byline: JANINE HILL

FIVE sitting LNP members of Parliament and one candidate have ventured into the heart of the only Sunshine Coast electorate the party does not hold to pledge their support for duplication of the rail line between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

The "LNP six" fronted up in blue shirts for a media conference yesterday morning at Centenary Square, Nambour, virtually opposite the office of independent sitting member for Nicklin Peter Wellington.

They announced they would work as a team for the much-needed public transport improvement.

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson rated duplication of the rail line as the team's "No.1 priority".

But the commitment by Ms Simpson, and members for Glass House, Andrew Powell, Caloundra, Mark McArdle, Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie and Buderim, Steve Dickson, and LNP candidate for Nicklin Matt Trace fell short of a promise.

They said they would "fight" and "lobby" for the duplication and the LNP was the only party with a plan to fund infrastructure - by leasing assets - but had no funding allocation or timeline for it. …

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