The LNP has selected Warner resident Seath Holswich as its candidate for the seat of Pine Rivers for the next State Election, and he is taking up residents concerns about the proposed changes to the Caboolture Line timetable.
“The proposed timetable changes on the Caboolture line are yet another indication that the Bligh government is out of touch with the needs of the Pine Rivers community,” Mr Holswich said. “Lawnton, Bray Park and Strathpine stations will all lose services at key times under the proposed changes and residents will lose their express services completely, adding time to commuter journeys and increasing the likelihood of overcrowded trains.”
The draft 2011 timetable shows that services to Central from Lawnton, Bray Park and Strathpine between 7am and 8am will decrease from 10 to 8 on weekdays and services from Central between 5pm and 6pm will decrease from 7 to 4. Mr Holswich urges the government to reconsider this proposed timetable. “It is unacceptable that a growth corridor such as Pine Rivers faces this significant reduction of essential public transport services during key peak hour periods and the complete loss of express services. Local residents are expressing to me their concern at the impact this will have on their daily commute to and from work. ”
Mr Holswich, a 33 year old father of 2, has spent a majority of his working life working in management roles with community service and employment service organisations. He has a demonstrated commitment to ensuring the needs of his local community are met. “As the LNP’s candidate for Pine Rivers I am committed to listening to the needs of Pine Rivers residents and to being an advocate for the issues that are important locally”, Mr Holswich said.