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Shaded area represents potential high-rise development 

Number of dwellings likely to increase by 5 times the current number!

PWC Preliminary Business Case Interim Findings
Jan 2020 P 13

The light rail they are proposing will have overhead wires and fixed steel tracks and will form a barrier along the beach.

Watch Cr Joe Natoli's share his thoughts as he rides the Light Rail on the Gold Coast

Click here 

Cr Joe Natoli explains Mass Transit and Increased Density in simple terms.

Listen to to what Cr Joe Natoli thinks about these plans

Some Councillors actually think this is a good idea!! Why?

Who are the Councilors responsible for this plan? 

The Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Cross Departmental Working Group was established in Aug 2018 to steer the Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Project. 

The Working Group Comprised of: Mayor Mark Jamieson, Cr Tim Dwyer, Cr Rick Baberowski, Cr Christian Dickson, Cr Peter Cox, Cr John Connolly, and Cr Jason O'Pray

Following the March 2020 election the Working Group was re-established as the Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Control Group Comprising:

Mayor Mark Jamieson, Cr Rick Baberowski, Cr Peter Cox, and Cr Christian Dickson.

  • For 2 years the Sunshine coast Council have been working on this and not consulted residents.

  • They are proposing to put a light rail from Maroochydore to Caloundra and heavily densifying the population along where it goes.

  • This is not just about Light Rail

  • This is about putting high-rise from Maroochydore to Caloundra.

  • Stage 1 = 13km from Maroochydore to the University Hospital

  • Stage 2 is University Hospital to Caloundra

  • In the 13km in Stage 1,  Sunshine Coast Council plan to:

    • Put up to 5 times more dwellings along the 13km.  This will mean mass highrise along our beach corridor.

    • Increase building heights and density 400m either side of where the Light Rail runs.


The plan will:

  • Increase dwellings from 11,209 now, to a capacity of up to 50,761 

  • This would increase population from 23,222 to 103,495

This puts almost half of the region's expected population growth into this 13km!

This will mean:

  • more cars on the road not less

  • less parking

  • greater congestion

  • more crime

  • ugly infrastructure along our beaches

  • increased traffic and tram noise

  • Loss of privacy

  • Increased multi storey apartment buildings

Light Rail is being chosen because it achieves the greatest "urban transformation" not because it is the best transport system for the community!

  • Stage 1 Light Rail to run from Maroochydore Town Centre to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital​

    • Segment 1 Maroochydore Rd

    • Segment 2 Aerodrome Rd

    • Segment 3 Alexandra Pde and Venning St

    • Segment 4 Mooloolaba

    • Segment 5 Mooloolaha River

    • Segment 6 Nicklin Way

    • Segment 7 Birtinya Town Centre

  • 16 proposed stops,  Propose to increase densification 400m around stops

  • Stops to be 500m to 1km apart

  • Stage 2  - light rail to run from  University Hospital to Caloundra (9km) will have 9 stops and more high-rise!

And what comes first?

High-Rise? or Light Rail?

This is what is happening on the Gold Coast

This will impact Everyone on the Sunshine Coast!

$8.5 million spent already and another $15 million planned

We need a public transport solution but this is not it!

This will destroy our Lifestyle!

The Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Project has little to do with good public transport, and everything to do with rezoning for high-rise development along our coast.

If we don't stop it, we will become another Gold Coast!

Listen to the noise Light Rail Makes!


when they say they are planning for only medium density. 

Their own documents prove otherwise!

Below is a Population Map 2041 

"with Mass Transit Program"

Presented SCC Special Meeting Aug 27 2020

The Dark Red is the highest level of population. 

Look how much dark red there is along the 13km Light Rail Stretch

Below is what Council mean by medium and high density!

If the mass transit plan goes ahead they will need 5 times the dwellings that are currently in this corridor to accommodate the population numbers they are planning.

What do our State and Federal Politicians think of the Mass Transit Plan?

Jarrod Bleijie MP, State member for Kawana

Parliamentary speech March 23 2021

Re Public Consultation shortfalls

Andrew Wallace MP, Federal Member for Fisher

Presentation Mtag dinner 9 November 2020

Fiona Simpson MP, State member for Maroochydore

Parliamentary Speech February 25th 2021

Fiona Simpson MP, State member for Maroochydore

Press Conference January 29th 2021

Fiona Simpson MP, State member for Maroochydore

Parliamentary speech Dec 3,  2020

Jarrod Bleijie MP, State member for Kawana

Parliamentary speech Dec 3,  2020


Jarrod Bleijie MP, State member for Kawana

Parliamentary speech Aug 12,  2020

jarrod aug 7.jpg

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