Federal Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien says the upcoming Federal election will have ‘real consequences’ for Sunshine Coast residents following the official launch of the 2022 campaign over the weekend.
“On May 21 Sunshine Coast residents will be given a clear choice between a proven Government who will deliver a stronger economy and a completely unknown alternative,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Australia’s post-COVID recovery has been among the strongest in the world and unemployment is nearing a 50-year low of below 4%.”
“Locally, we’re delivering record funding to protect our way of life; we’re investing in massive road and rail projects as well as a pipeline of innovation unleashing projects which will unlock local economic growth.”
“Now is not the time to risk our economic recovery and national security with Labor.”
With the election signalled to take place on May 21, candidates will have six weeks to resonate with voters in what Mr O’Brien is calling a battle between a ‘stronger future and the complete unknown’.
Mr O’Brien referenced his track record of delivering record Federal Investment in local infrastructure as one of his key achievements so far.
“Right now, we are seeing the impacts of record Federal investment including the $3.2 billion of works underway on local stretches of the Bruce Highway, $390 million for the rail upgrade underway between Beerburrum and Nambour, and $160 million for the Mooloolah River Interchange on the Sunshine Motorway with work starting next year,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Sunshine Coast has never before received so much Federal Government funding, but there is still more to do,” Mr O’Brien suggested. “That’s why we’ve committed $1.6 billion for a new rail line between Beerwah and the Maroochydore CBD and $33 million for a world-first food and beverage manufacturing precinct, along with so many other projects,” Mr O’Brien said.