MTAG - Our Story
The Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Action Group Inc (MTAG) is an incorporated community organization established in August 2020 to drive awareness of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council’s (SCRC) Mass Transit Project.
In 2020 we found out the SCRC had been working on a business case to put a fixed track, light rail with overhead wires (like the Gold Coast) for 13km along our Coastal Corridor from Maroochydore to Kawana. Stage 2 was planned to extend to Caloundra. We also found out SCRC planned to densify housing 400m either side of the the 13 km light rail route that would result in extensive high-rise development and threaten to make the Sunshine Coast another Gold Coast. Despite the SCRC working on this plan since 2011, very few residents were aware it was happening.
Since then we have worked with all sectors of the community to ensure the SCRC were made aware of the Communitys view on their light rail and high-rise plans. Over the time we have grown to be an extensive, grassroots community advocacy group that is speaking with and receiving feedback about the Community’s thoughts on public transport on the Sunshine Coast and proposed changes to the SCRC Planning Scheme that would result in extensive high-rise development along our beach corridor. We deal with all levels of government, and all political parties.
Our executive membership represents a broad spectrum of ages, skills and political allegiances across the region. Our Office Bearers are:
President: Tracey Goodwin-McDonald
Secretary: Greg Smith
Treasurer: Kate Harvey