Bruce Highway Congestion (Image courtesy SCRC).
The Sunshine Coast’s regional economic progression is to be admired and major infrastructure projects, including the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Maroochydore Bright City, Sunshine Coast Airport, Harmony and Aura are all set to be delivered within the next 20 years. Our transport infrastructure as it stands now will not cope as these impressive developments come to fruition and instead of playing the blame game, we all need to have an open and honest discussion on how we can fast track transport infrastructure projects – or be left behind.
Much hard work has already been undertaken to determine what is required for our region and now it is time to have a frank conversation on how to deliver this key infrastructure ASAP.
“It is important for the community to have a voice in determining whether we wish to adopt alternate funding mechanisms for infrastructure or to remain in a state of underfunded infrastructure and gridlock”. – Tony Riddle (Chair, RDASC Committee).
Ongoing debate about priorities needs to make way for proactive and constructive discussion and action on how we (all levels of government and the community) can combine with the private sector to can bring these projects to fruition. RDASC has drafted a discussion paper to start the conversation on the Coast’s transport infrastructure. Read the full Sunshine Coast Transport Discussion Paper.
“We require a transport system that will meet the needs of the community, foster economic prosperity and sustainability into the future – as population growth and driver behaviour has and will continue to contribute to increased congestion and frustration”. – Darrell Edwards (CEO, RDASC).
Let’s start the conversation
RDASC is interested in your views and ask that you take a proactive part in this conversation to help shape progress in our region.