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Simpson supports sustainable development

The Sunshine Coast needs jobs and I am keen to see investment in tourism which enhances our environment which is our strategic advantage. I believe it is possible to have environmentally sustainable development which grows the economy and looks after the Sunshine Coast’s natural beauty. Thus I have ... ... (09-Aug)

No change to Home Assist Secure program

Minister for Housing and Public Works Dr Bruce Flegg has reassured elderly Queenslanders that there are no plans to scrap the popular Home Assist Secure service. This is a vital service and it will continue to be fully funded. Like all government programs, we want to ensure that they are operating a... ... (09-Aug)

BreastScreen services safe

Recent claims of a cut to free mammograms, currently provided by BreastScreen Queensland, were false. In fact, under the LNP Government, Queensland Health is currently upgrading seventeen existing mammography units, as well as expanding upon existing services by providing an additional three new uni... ... (09-Aug)

Motorcycle licensing under review

Motorbike riders on the Sunshine Coast are encouraged to have their say on possible changes to the licensing process. Sunshine Coast mums Donna Ferguson and Lorraine Connolly have fought for changes to the laws after losing their sons in tragic motorbike accidents. They believe young and inexperienc... ... (28-Jun)

Asbestos delays Bus Station

Asbestos has been found by workers further delaying demolitions works on Maroochy House as part of works for the new Maroochydore bus station. The latest delay is disappointing and I am lobbying for the works to proceed as soon as possible. I am now advised by the Transport Minister's office that th... ... (27-Jun)

Yandina-Coolum Road faces safety review

I welcome news that Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson has agreed to undertake a safety review of a dangerous section of Yandina-Coolum Road in response to concerns I've raised on behalf of Coolum residents. A review o the 100km/hr speed limit is now underway on the section between Tool... ... (27-Jun)

Harbour Entrance Fix Underway

I'm pleased to report that work is now underway on finding better longer term solutions to the shoaling problems at the Mooloolah River Mouth. The Saibai dredge and the larger Port Frederick have worked hard to maintain a safe navigational channel for our recreational and commercial boaties. But as ... ... (27-Jun)

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