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Which of the following Mass Transit options would you prefer to see happen on the Sunshine Coast?
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Survey Results as at 17 January 2021

60%  Fast Rail from Beerwah to Maroochydore     

 15%   Light Rail from Maroochydore to Kawana     

35%  Neither   

                                                                        

These results and comments will all be submitted to Council when the Community Consultation commences in February 2021.

Resident's Comments

Division 3

"No Light Rail or rezoning for highrise in the preposed light rail corridor."   

Division 4

"Modern ELECTRIC buses are the solution here, not outdated and outmoded unsightly Light Rail infrastructure. Smaller buses too, as many are nowhere near capacity. Electric buses would benefit tourism, making our streets quieter - especially main thoroughfares through beach precincts (eg Alexandra Parade where there is density of holiday apartments)"       

Division 7

"The SSC is already "overcrowded" and to further encourage urbanisation of our region via high density living is a 'yesterday idea" - have we forgotten Covid 19 and the pain this inflicted on those "living/ existing" in high density living area within our cities."       

Division 6

"Numerous studies suggest CAMCOS is the best alternative. Ditch light rail all together."   

Division 3

"There would be no notice taken by Council at Public Consultation as was shown with Grahame Stewart Park! Councillor Cox never listened to the People and even now does not inform the Users that the paperwork on the Park has no record of it being cleared of UXD's.."       

Division 7

"Provide a better service to Beerwah and fast rail service to Brisbane and absolutely no rezoning for highrise developments.."       

Division 4

"if I wanted to live in the gold coast I would move there. We love the Sunshine coast just as it is right now. Developers are the only ones to benefit from this type of plan. Keep the beautiful sunshine coast they way it is.."       

Division 4

"NO REZONING FOR HIGH DENSITY."   

Division 2

"The uptake is 5% the biggest waste of rate payers money. This is not about light rail, the state government and council want to do mass highrise development. Destroying the community we love. With an increase of 100,000 residents. Increasing the impact on congestion. Developers rule on the Sunshine Coast at the expense of ratepayers. The community has to stop this waste of billions of dollars at the expense of our beautiful environment.."       

Division 4

"Our roads are like 'carparks' already and we do NOT want more high rise buildings to increase population and increase traffic."   

Division 5

"Organize a modern and completely different transport plan. Both current plans will only service a very small part of the Sunshine Coast at enormous cost to everyone.."       

Division 4

" People on the sunshine coast have repeatedly said they do not want to be like the Gold Coast! In order for trams to be financially viable, we would need to look like the Gold Coast and Melbourne. I agree we need to look and plan ahead but the current Bus Routes are not at capacity. Unlike a fixed route tram system, bus routes are flexible and able to adapt to the growth areas. Unlike trams, Buses have the capacity to benefit from exciting new technology Unlike trams, there is no visual 'Pollution' associated with overhead lines..."       

Division 4

" Faster and more convenient public transport connections between Maroochydore and the train station at Beerwah (or any other station on the train line to Brisbane) are a real priority. As a non-driver, I find that getting to Brisbane from my home in Parrearra is a ridiculous undertaking. I have to take two buses just to get to the train station, and spend almost as much time getting to Landsborough Station as I do sitting on the train.

Division 4

"We live in paradise, it's so precious. Don't destroy it in the name of progress. We are not the Gold Coast. The Sunshine Coast has a calm, relaxed and unprecocious charm that is being replaced with concrete and rising crime rates. Please stop before it's lost forever."       

Division 2

" this facility will not be used by the locals. I catch buses and there are no more than four people on each trip. This light rail is not going to be servicing many people. Please upgrade the bus service. Why do we have to copy what the Gold Coast?."       

Mtag - Mass Transit Action Group is a volunteer Community Group