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Sunshine Coast to Caboolture stretch of the Bruce Highway

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Darren Burnett
Editor-in-Chief Sunshine Coast Daily
PO Box 56

Total Signatures - 1174

Sponsoring Member: Hon Andrew Powell MP

Posting Date: 6/08/2013

Tabled Date: 6/08/2013

Responded By: Hon Scott Emerson MP on 5/09/2013

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House:


1.  The four-lane Bruce Highway from the Sunshine Coast to Caboolture is unsatisfactory for motorists travelling on the national highway stretch, particularly on weekends and public holidays when the Sunshine Coast is a popular destination for Brisbane holidaymakers.


2.  This section of the four-lane Bruce Highway - approximately 52km - is often congested and the tedious drive back to Brisbane is turning off visitors and threatening the Sunshine Coast tourism industry.


3.  The Sunshine Coast to Caboolture stretch of the Bruce Highway is the missing link to Brisbane, with the highway increasing to six lanes at Caboolture, which causes concern for commuters who travel to Brisbane each day to work from both an efficiency and safety perspective.


Your petitioners therefore request the House to listen to and respect the concerns of the Sunshine Coast residents and business community. We ask that the State Government make the entire Sunshine Coast to Caboolture stretch of the Bruce Highway a priority section for six lanes in lobbying for Federal funding. The petitioners request the House take into consideration the important role the Sunshine Coast plays as a tourist destination for the betterment of the Queensland tourism industry.