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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2640 on: August 19, 2021, 08:27:57 PM »
Sunshine Valley Gazette pp1-2
Wednesday 18 August 2021
Available online, as PDF and newspaper published fortnightly.

https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1427940386693996546

https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1427940100164374535
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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2641 on: August 20, 2021, 12:45:19 AM »
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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2642 on: August 25, 2021, 08:37:29 PM »
The litany of broken dreams

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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2643 on: August 31, 2021, 08:33:24 PM »
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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2644 on: September 14, 2021, 07:53:53 PM »
https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1437709070589333507

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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2645 on: September 19, 2021, 11:12:18 PM »
I guess the difference is the population along the 'yet to be funded' 2nd stage of the Duplication, from Landsborough to Nambour is about 45,000.

https://profile.id.com.au/sunshine-coast

So there is probably more electoral advantage in providing fast rail to Logan and the Gold Coast given the population is in the hundreds of thousands, plus there is definitely some urgency given the 4 lane M1 is full and they are poised to build a 2nd parallel motorway  :fp:

And I know that the Nambour duplication has its freight benefits, but to what extent does freight network funding trump passenger network funding.....I'm not sure how to answer that question.
(On that last point, would Aurizon fund any of the duplication or benefit from higher track access fees given the time saving benefits them too?)

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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2646 on: September 20, 2021, 07:16:22 AM »
Beenleigh to Kuraby rail duplication funded 50/50 between the state and federal governments, yet the state government blusters and poses, screaming that the feds should pay 80 per cent of rail duplication on the Sunshine Coast. It is easier to contemplate how many angels can dance on the head of a pin than to make sense of the policy inconsistency.

In Olympic sporting terms, it is the political equivalent to a reverse 4˝ somersault in the pike position.


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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2647 on: September 20, 2021, 08:44:52 AM »
Is it a policy inconsistency though?

The Kuraby to Beenleigh project is predominantly an urban /passenger rail project, and largely doesn't deal with freight, (Aside from the Holmview livestock siding getting very occasional use) so it gets less Federal funding.
https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/files/national_land_transport_network/national-land-transport-network-corridors-rail-brisbane.pdf

The Beerwah to Nambour project is predominantly to benefit freight and is part of the national land transport network, hence the Feds fund a larger portion of that.
https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/files/national_land_transport_network/national-land-transport-network-corridors-rail-queensland.pdf

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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2648 on: September 20, 2021, 11:55:34 AM »
Here's how I think the decision making process is:
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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2649 on: October 20, 2021, 05:12:56 AM »
Trains in Nambour, Queensland. John Coyle video
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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2650 on: November 24, 2021, 11:56:45 PM »
There has been used on this site a quote from one of the numerous reports examining the feasibility and business case for duplication of the NCL to Nambour. It is this: "Doing nothing is not an option."

Scientific literature has coined another phrase in respect of conservation management and (in)action on climate change. That phrase is: "Doing nothing is a decision."

Might be useful in the discourse with government over inaction on the NCL north of Beerburrum. :)

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Re: The Sunshine Coast Case : Rail duplication Beerburrum to Nambour
« Reply #2651 on: November 25, 2021, 09:47:14 PM »
I hope to meet with Nicklin MP, the Hon Robert Skelton to brief him on the multiple reasons for action on #2tracks rail to Nambour.
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