Petition to Increase Police Numbers for the Sunshine Coast District Water Police

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the Sunshine Coast District currently has only four (4) water police officers who cover an area encompassing Tin Can Bay to north of Redcliffe to Somerset Dam. This number of officers cannot adequately cover the area, often leaving the Pumicestone Passage waterway without officers to monitor water speeds or drink driving. Urgent action is needed to increase the number of water police officers on the Sunshine Coast.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to increase the police numbers of the Sunshine Coast District Water Police to meet the increasing demands on the waters of Pumicestone Passage and associated canals and that a site be purchased in the Caloundra coastal area for a future base which will be needed with further increasing demands.

Fast-track Baringa State High School Petition

Concerned parents from Caloundra are rallying the community to support their petition to fast-track the opening of Baringa State High School for the 2020 school year. 

It comes as students who currently attend the newly opened Baringa State Primary School are headed for years of uncertainty and chaos with its sister high school not set to open until 2021 at the earliest. 

Sunshine Coast Public Hospital Complaints

Do you have a problem regarding access to medical care at Sunshine Coast Public Hospitals? 

Please take the time today to share any concerning experiences accessing medical care you or a member of your family have had at a Sunshine Coast public hospital. The information you submit through the web page will be held by the Office of the State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle and kept strictly confidential. No information will be passed on to Government Departments, Health Practitioners, other State MPs or any other party without your written consent.

Landsborough Rail Overpass Proposal 

As part of the State Government’s plan to duplicate the North Coast rail line, the Department of Transport and Main Roads has proposed a new rail corridor between Landsborough and Nambour, which will replace the existing North Coast line through this section of the Sunshine Coast.

The Department as highlighted a number of major road and rail infrastructure changes that they deem necessary to accommodate this new corridor.

Landsborough specifically will see significant changes under the Department’s current proposal.

Caloundra Emergency Department Closure

State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has slammed the State Government over a major gap in emergency care services soon to be available in Caloundra. 

It comes as Caloundra’s Emergency Department is set to close its doors ahead of an E.D. facility opening within the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital in April 2017.