Call for people power to drive #fairshare4logan

Call for people power to drive #fairshare4logan

Logan City Council wants people power to help propel its push for a ‘fair share’ of infrastructure funding ahead of the May Federal election.

Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley has encouraged Logan residents to help hold candidates to account as Council today called for commitments on two critical projects.

The #fairshare4logan Federal election campaign is focused on the Mt Lindesay Highway and the proposed Salisbury-to-Beaudesert passenger rail service.

Cr Dalley said the campaign’s slogan ‘Logan can’t wait’ would draw attention to the impact of poor infrastructure delivery on lifestyle.

“As our city’s population grows, we know our residents and business owners are sick of waiting; they’re waiting in traffic for several hours a day, but they’re also waiting for our State and Federal governments to step up to the plate and deliver crucial infrastructure,” she said.

“In the case of the Mt Lindesay Highway, residents have been waiting for more than 20 years for upgrades to happen.

“Under #fairshare4logan, our community has the chance to tell the candidates in the Federal seats of Forde, Rankin and Wright that these issues are important to us, and we want them all to publicly commit to solutions.

“These projects are critical because the population in the south-west of Logan is booming.”

Cr Dalley said Greater Flagstone alone would be home to up to 120,000 people in coming decades, and other new communities were emerging in the south-western suburbs of Logan.

“This is not about politics: it’s about outcomes for our community,” she said.

“For our residents, it’s simple. We want you to tell your local candidate and party leaders that the Mt Lindesay Highway and passenger rail are important to you and your vote. Add your voice to ours.

“We look forward to tracking commitments from the candidates in our three Federal electorates and making those commitments a reality after the election in May.”

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Our wishlist for the 2019 Federal election

 

What Logan needs

What we’re asking for

Mt Lindesay Hwy

Recognition of Mt Lindesay Hwy as a road of national significance

Funding to help fix the highway

Construction funding for a comprehensive solution

Salisbury-to-Beaudesert passenger rail

Bring forward the business case to provide passenger rail services to communities in the growing south-west.

$6.5m for a business case