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February 27, 2009

Transport oriented development will help pay for the future Redcliffe Rail under an LNP Government, it was announced today.

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Main Roads and Transport Fiona Simpson said: ?For too long Redcliffe residents and workers have put up with inadequate rail and false promises from the Labor Government.?

Ms Simpson said an LNP  Government will establish a Redcliffe Rail Company to maximise returns on development at greenfield station sites in an innovative policy to cross subsidise services and bring the project  to reality.

Together with LNP candidates - Bill Gollan (Redcliffe); Luke Mellers (Pine Rivers); Trevor Ruthenberg (Kallangur); Peter Flannery (Murrumba) ? Ms Simpson made the announcement in Redcliffe.

?The rail line will be built within the first term of an LNP Government if Federal funding is acquired but without this funding, we can still deliver it within a second term,? Ms Simpson said.

?We are not prepared to let this incompetent Labor Government?s mishandling of the State?s finances grind important projects such as this to a halt. However, to responsibly deliver it, it requires innovation such as appropriate private-public-partnerships. This will deliver benefits to commuters and the broader taxpayers of Queensland.

 ?A State LNP Government will deliver the Redcliffe Rail. Labor?s had 11 years and they?ve failed. It?s time for a change and new thinking to deliver what these communities deserve,? she said.

? What the general public does not realise is that Labor has been  irresponsible with their infrastructure spending, leaving Queenslanders up to $65 billion in State debt with no repayment plan and now a $1.6 billion budget deficit. Our focus is on getting value for money for Queensland taxpayers by delivering better public transport.

?In light of the Queensland ALP Government?s financial crisis and looming multi-billion deficits, this important project cannot be guaranteed for full delivery in the first term. However its future development must be protected so it can be delivered within a second term LNP government.

?There is a real danger than under another term of Labor, the land will be sold.

?Only the LNP can responsibly deliver this project by ensuring the rail corridor and land around identified station hubs is protected from government sell-off and incorporated into a Redcliffe Rail Company for appropriate transport oriented development for when the rail line comes into operation.                                                       

?This will ensure appropriate land uses in the immediate vicinity of the stations are maintained and provide for future cross subsidisation of this important rail link.

?Labor has been flogging off airports. The Redcliff Rail land and associated government land is next unless it is protected. Without this corridor, it would be a disaster for the Moreton Bay Regional and Brisbane North areas which have fought for this link. The LNP will protect this land to deliver and operate the rail and integrated transport services.?

Ms Simpson said other related infrastructure such as the upgrade of the North Pine River Rail Bridge on the North Coast Line was required for this Redcliffe rail link to be able to operate.

? An LNP Government will upgrade this bridge within a second term for the purposes of improved capacity on both the North Coast Line as well as Redcliffe rail link.?

Redcliffe Rail Position Paper

The LNP will:

?         If Federal Funding becomes available for both these two projects (Redcliffe Rail and the North Pine River Rail Bridge upgrade), an LNP Government will bring their construction forward to build within the first term.

?         First term ? Design scope Redcliffe Rail ready for market expressions of interest

?         Set up Redcliffe Rail Company ? to protect the rail corridor from government sell off and to protect Transport Oriented Development around potential stations in order to cross subsidize rail in future

?         Second term ? upgrade the North Pine River Bridge on the North Coast Line to allow capacity for Redcliffe Rail and also other North Coast Line increased patronage

?         Second term ?  BUILD REDCLIFFE RAIL
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From the Redcliffe and  Bayside Herald click here!

LNP promises Petrie to Kippa-Ring rail link

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LNP promises Petrie to Kippa-Ring rail link

27 Feb 09  by Alyce Valentine

THE Petrie to Kippa-Ring rail link will be built with or without federal funding if the LNP is elected.

In an announcement on Friday morning, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Main Roads and Transport, Fiona Simpson said construction on the rail line would start during the party?s first term if the Federal Government contributed funding.

Stage one of the project from Petrie to Mango Hill would be delivered in 2013 and commissioned in late 2014.

The completed line to Kippa-Ring would be delivered by 2016 at the latest.

Even without funding, Ms Simpson said the party would employ measures to keep the project moving.

This includes setting up the Redcliffe Rail Company, to protect the rail corridor land from being sold off.

Ms Simpson said while residents had faced disappointment in the past, the party was committed to following through with their promises.

"For too long Redcliffe residents and workers have put up with inadequate rail and false promises from the Labor Government,?? she said.

Ms Simpson said the Redcliffe rail could only commence after the North Pine River rail bridge was upgraded, adding a prospective $35 million to the project costs.

The total net capital required for the project has been projected by the LNP to reach $500 million.

Local candidates Bill Gollan (Redcliffe), Luke Mellers (Pine Rivers), Trevor Ruthenberg (Kallangur) and Peter Flannery (Murrumba) have worked closely with Ms Simpson on the project.
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From the Courier Mail click here!

Petrie to Kippa-Ring rail link promised by the LNP

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Petrie to Kippa-Ring rail link promised by the LNP
Article from: The Courier-Mail

February 27, 2009 12:35pm

THE Petrie to Kippa-Ring rail link will be built by 2016 with or without federal funding if the Liberal-National Party is elected.

Opposition transport spokeswoman Fiona Simpson announced this morning that construction on the rail line would start during the party?s first term if the Federal Government contributed.
Stage one of the project from Petrie to Mango Hill would be delivered in 2013 and commissioned in late 2014.

The completed line to Kippa-Ring would be delivered by 2016 at the latest.

Even without funding, Ms Simpson said the party would employ measures to keep the project moving.
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Whilst this line is required, this seems like another Borg vote grabbing gimmick.

The extra track capacity required would almost certainly require an extra track between Petrie and Northgate (maybe even Bowen Hills). It would also increase the need for a new cross-city tunnel. Has the scope of these been included in Borg's plans? Also the LNP don't seem to be too sure of where the funding will come from!
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There is a big "IF" in the statement which is dependant on Federal funding. That is their get out clause. This just won't happen no matter who gets in unfortunatly. They are making empty promises to try to buy votes  like they have done at every election I can remember . . simple as that. All politicians are the same. You just can't trust them no matter what persuasion they are.

 

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