Candidates need to identify their commitments to Sunshine Coast
State election candidates and political parties have been called on to outline their commitments to ensure Sunshine Coast receives a fairer share of funding in the future with public transport infrastructure topping the list.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the region’s long-standing needs had been overlooked by successive State governments for decades and the State election provided an opportunity for candidates to show their true colours.
“This State election is an important opportunity for the major parties to clearly demonstrate their commitment to re-energising the Sunshine Coast economy, providing the programs and investment to generate jobs and improving the future prosperity and liveability of our communities,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“Government infrastructure investment has not kept pace with growth and our infrastructure and facilities cannot respond to the needs of the existing, let alone the future, population.
“The two major challenges to be addressed are under-investment in infrastructure – particularly public transport which is the responsibility of the State Government – and the need for certainty and confidence in the region.”