Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Show Us the Money, Minister

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Show Us the Money, Minister

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KATHY

SUNDSTROM

kathy.sundstrom@scnews.com.au

ONE day after handing out $10 million for Brisbane's Cross River Rail and Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester visited the Sunshine Coast.

Mr Chester, accompanied by Federal MP Andrew Wallace, went to see first-hand one of the Bruce Hwy crash hotspots near Palmview.

The Federal Government announced a $929 million upgrade of the section of the road from the Caloundra Rd to Sunshine Mwy interchange in September.

Mr Chester also went to see our antiquated rail system, which Rail Back on Track advocate Jeff Addison said hadn't had major work done on it since it was built in 1891.

And he visited Aura, the future home of 50,000 new people who will have to work around the Sunshine Coast limited major infrastructure upgrades.

He wasn't on the Coast to make a funding announcement, but simply to look-see.

Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace hoped to impress upon the Minister the importance of the Bruce Hwy upgrade from Caloundra to Caboolture as well as the long overdue duplication of the railway line. …

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