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What's really troubling these Coast voters

POLITICIANS are quick to flock to a Bruce Highway photo opportunity as witnessed this week for the turning of the first sod on the $929.3 million Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway upgrade which hadMinister for Infrastructure Darren Chester, Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O'Brien, Federal Member Fisher Andrew Wallace and Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey in the frame. But is it the issue that really concerns most voters?
POLITICIANS are quick to flock to a Bruce Highway photo opportunity as witnessed this week for the turning of the first sod on the $929.3 million Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway upgrade which hadMinister for Infrastructure Darren Chester, Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O'Brien, Federal Member Fisher Andrew Wallace and Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey in the frame. But is it the issue that really concerns most voters? Warren Lynam

THE cost of living outstripped provision of public transport, development and the state of the Bruce Highway as being of greatest concern to Buderim voters and their families.

Of Buderim voters surveyed Thursday night in the Sunshine Coast Daily's exclusive ReachTEL poll 43.8% rated it above the Bruce Highway (35.3%), public transport (12.4%) and development (8.5%).

The cost of living resonated most strongly among those aged 18-34 (52.9%) and 35-50 (51.7%) and most highly by minor party candidates (69.2%), One Nation voters (55.1%), Labor (49%) and Greens (45.5%).

LNP voters' (50.2%) greatest concern was the Bruce Highway with only 30.4% nominating cost of living as an issue.

Among all voters it was those in the 51-65 age bracket (43%) and those older than 65 (39.2%) who held greatest concern about the state of the highway.

Mr Dickson said as state leader of a One Nation Party that held the balance of power in the Queensland Parliament he could deliver on the Mooloolah River interchange, a project he said just had to happen.

And he listed the Killick Street intersection, a car park for Buderim's CBD and police beat as key issues.

If re-elected he would also fight for the rewriting of the Retirement Villages Act which he said had to provide greater fairness for residents.

Mr Mickelberg said the concerns he had heard to date centred around local traffic congestion, the Bruce Highway, the need to protect our way of life and job creation to stop people having to travel to Brisbane to work.

He said small business also wanted to see a reduction in government red tape.

Topics:  brent mickelberg bruce highway congestion cost of living poll reachtel state election steve dickson voters


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