2020 Light Rail Taskforce
Nominations for the Light Rail 2020 Taskforce have closed.
All nominations will now be assessed and the community representatives appointed. Stay updated through this site and through the media and watch out for the announcement of the appointees which will be made soon.
We want you, your colleagues, friends and neighbours to stay involved in our discussions and planning the introduction of Light Rail. Our target is to deliver a sleek, modern light rail on the Sunshine Coast by 2020 and to do this we will be seeking your feedback via online surveys and discussions in the months ahead.
For further details please telephone the Project Office 07 5441 8004.
Your feedback will assist the Taskforce in its planning for Light Rail 2020 today!
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On Friday 9 March Sunshine Coast Council announced the Light Rail Taskforce team following its call for nominations.
A diverse quartet of local residents will represent the community: Ms. Marta Botta a Board member of Sippy Downs District Community Association and post graduate student of Sustainability and Futures; Mr. Mitchell Kesby a public transport supporter who has grown up on the Sunshine Coast and will ensure a youthful perspective; Mr. Ashley Gear, long-time resident, transport industry worker and active community advocate; and Professor Barry Harrison a passionate conservationist, recently retired after an illustrious career in education and commercial practice.
They will be joined by some of the Sunshine Coast’s most forward thinkers representing our key industry and community sectors including: Mr. James Birrell, Sunshine Coast Landscape Architect and light rail advocate; Professor Mike Hefferan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) and Professor Property and Development of the Sunshine Coast University; Professor Ian Lowe, Adjunct Professor of the USC and President of the Australian Conservation Foundation; Mr. Ross Hepworth, Institute Director Sunshine Coast TAFE; Mr Stephen Dittman, Chair of the Sunshine Coast Chambers of Commerce Alliance and member of the Sunshine Coast Economic Development and Advisory Board; Mr. Steve Cooper, CEO Sunshine Coast Destination Limited; Ms. Natasha Hart, Department of Transport and Main Roads Public Transport Advisory Group; and Ms. Sandy Zubrinich, Chair of the Sunshine Coast Business Council.
The first Taskforce meeting will be held later this month. More details are contained in the media release and further updates will be posted.
by admin 9 Mar 2012, 10:53am
Thank you Sunshine Coast community for your interest in the Light Rail Taskforce.
The nomination period for community representation has now closed and an extensive cross-section of interested community members has applied. The nominations will be assessed against the advertised criteria over the next two weeks by the Taskforce Steering Committee and applicants will be notified soon after.
As the level of interest far exceeds the number of positions we hope that all who applied will become ‘friends’ of the project and continue to contribute their expertise and passion for the Sunshine Coast via Taskforce stakeholder groups and forums which will be advertised on this Project Consultation Hub.
The Light Rail Project Team
by Project Administrator 9 Feb 2012, 2:41pm