In October the Queensland Government released its ‘Shaping SEQ’ plan for community consultation. The plan is the result of a review of the SEQ Regional Plan 2009-2031 and provides a framework for managing the region’s growth over the next 25 years, while setting visions for the next 50 years.
The light rail team was excited to see the plan acknowledge the need for a passenger transport trunk corridor from Maroochydore to Caloundra and on to Beerwah, a corridor that reflects council’s proposed light rail route between Maroochydore and Caloundra.
The plan states that ‘good planning and design will ensure that the corridor becomes an international showcase for both transit-oriented development and subtropical, energy-efficient living options’ a sentiment that also reflects council’s aspirations for light rail on the Sunshine Coast.
To view the plan visit http://www.shapingseq.com.au/ and public submissions will be accepted until 3 March 2017.