Public meeting set for Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade Project

Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle and Member for Glass House Andrew Powell will host a public meeting regarding the State Government’s proposed Beerburrum to Nambour Rail Upgrade Project and its impact on hinterland residents and businesses.


The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 13th December at the Landsborough School of Arts Memorial Hall, 4 Old Landsborough Rd, Landsborough from noon-2pm.


It comes after many residents have contacted the State MPs over concerns regarding little information provided at community consultation sessions and direct to residents.


“What we do know is there is the possibility of the Caloundra St level crossing in Landsborough being closed with impacts on businesses in Landsborough and loss of value to land holders,” Mr McArdle said.


“Many people are contacting my office saying they’ve spoken to project officers who have said nothing will happen but then some residents are receiving property resumption notices.


“We are encouraging anyone who would like to express their views on the project to attend our meeting and provide direct feedback which we will then take to the State Government.”


Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads and Shadow Minister for Local Government Andrew Powell said everyone was welcome to attend.


The proposed upgrade impacts many Hinterland communities and there are serious concerns about how property owners and local businesses will survive if some of the proposed changes are pushed through,” Mr Powell said.


“This week we have met with the engineers of the project but feel it’s extremely important they understand the views of the entire community.”


The State Government has recorded receiving feedback from just 130 residents at their community information sessions.


It’s estimated more than 8000 people live in Landsborough and Glass House Mountains.


For more information people can phone the Caloundra Electorate office on 53294100.