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Pedestrian safety steps up on Aerodrome Road

Pedestrian safety on Aerodrome Road will be improved with a new signalised pedestrian crossing between May Street and Fourth Avenue. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said works would start this week. “The new facility will provide a safer and easier crossing for pedestrians on Aerodrome Road,”... ... (13-Nov)

Business discount schemes help Sunshine Coast seniors and carers save money

Sunshine Coast seniors and carers can benefit from savings on a wide range of products and services from a number of local businesses under the State Government’s Seniors and Carers Business Discount scheme. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that residents who hold a Seniors Card, Seniors ... ... (13-Nov)

Business discount schemes help Sunshine Coast seniors and carers save money

More State funding released to clear school maintenance backlog

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed the second round of the State Government’s $300 million commitment to revitalise Queensland state schools.  Ms Simpson said the investment was part of the Advancing Our Schools Maintenance Fund, targeting school maintenance backlogs. “Thanks ... ... (08-Nov)

Join the drive to save lives

Local drivers have the chance to Join the Drive to save lives by taking part this year's Christmas road safety message. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that film crews will be in Mooloolaba at the Mantra Sirocco Resort, on Thursday 21st November from 9.00 am to 10.30 am to record feedba... ... (08-Nov)

Join the drive to save lives

Sunshine Coast aerospace precinct takes off

The Sunshine Coast Airport’s new aerospace precinct has launched with Machjet International cementing its tenancy today and new economic opportunities taking off in a way not possible under the previous Labor Government. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning... ... (06-Nov)

$50,000 in state government funding for anti drink-drive projects

The State Government has provided funding of $50,000 towards improving road safety locally with an education program to discourage drink-driving. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said funding for two Sunshine Coast Council pilot projects will provide a positive approach to educating the public ... ... (05-Nov)

$50,000 in state government funding for anti drink-drive projects

Local education leaders meet with Minister

Empowering local school communities and getting better outcomes for students is a key focus of the Education Minister's roundtable with local principals hosted by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Ms Simpson organised the forum, to give local education leaders in her electorate a direct input i... ... (24-Oct)

Local education leaders meet with Minister

State Government boost for Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today welcomed news of the State Government’s commitment to the Sunshine Coast Airport project with the gifting of land to Council at no cost. Ms Simpson thanked the Premier and Deputy Premier for the State Government’s support in making a significant contributi... ... (16-Oct)

State Government boost for Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion

Lifeguard tower restored to Mooloolaba beach

Lifeguards at Mooloolaba have a birds-eye view again to keep watch over swimmers and surfers thanks to natural disaster funding assistance from the State and Federal Government.Sunshine Coast Council has now completed restoration works to resurrect the lifeguards observation tower, which was removed... ... (11-Oct)

Lifeguard tower restored to Mooloolaba beach

Simpson welcomes multi-million dollar boost to Coast jobs

News of a Japanese company’s plans to build a new high-end resort south of Coolum was a billion dollar shot in the arm for the local economy, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson welcomed news that Sekisui, one of Japan’s largest housing development companies, was set to deve... ... (03-Oct)

Disadvantaged Sunshine Coast learners to gain new work skills

 Sunshine Coast learners with diverse needs now have new ways to boost their career and earning prospects. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson MP today congratulated Queensland Churches of Christ on their $387,400 grant for Learn to Earn Training Program to be delivered by Solutions for Learn... ... (02-Oct)

More State funding wins for local community groups

News of just over $140,000 in grants to seven local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds has been welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Ms Simpson said organisations within the Maroochydore electorate to receive funding through the Gambling Community Benefit... ... (01-Oct)

New Ambos for the Sunshine Coast

News that extra paramedics will join the Sunshine Coast ranks was welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson who also rebuked false claims of staffing cutbacks. “Our area is growing and there has been no cutbacks in ambulance officer numbers. A media story that university students had been us... ... (30-Sep)

Ease the squeeze for Sunshine Coast commuters

Sunshine Coast commuters will benefit from double the capacity on a popular afternoon Nambour service from this week. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the 3.30pm Central to Nambour service would be boosted from a three carriage to a six carriage train. “Earlier this year, I asked Queenslan... ... (11-Sep)

Queensland Plan public forum

Local residents are invited to come along to my Queensland Plan forum to share their ideas on shaping the long-term future of our great State. When:              Friday 9th August Time:         ... ... (29-Jul)

$49,500 boost for local cycling infrastructure

Sunshine Coast cyclists will soon benefit from $49,500 in state government grant funding towards cycling infrastructure. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said funding has been awarded to Sunshine Coast Regional Council through the 2013-14 Cycle Network Local Government Grants program for the de... ... (26-Jul)

More women able to access BreastScreen Queensland

More women than ever before soon will have the opportunity to access breast screening through BreastScreen Queensland. Women aged between 50 and 74 will be able to have their screening performed by BreastScreen Queensland every two years.  Previously only women aged between 50 and 69 were eligi... ... (08-Jul)

Coast residents to keep scoring with Get in the Game

Families and sports clubs across the Maroochydore electorate will have the opportunity to Get in the Game, with the second round of funding for the State Government’s grassroots initiative to open this month.Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said local families and clubs could apply for Get Star... ... (05-Jul)

Maroochydore Road receives $1million boost

  The State Government has committed an additional $1 million works on Maroochydore Road from the Sunshine Motorway east to Main Road. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said work on the 500m stretch would start in the forthcoming financial year. “This section was identified as a high priori... ... (01-Jul)

State funding boost for local community groups

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars in grants to local community groups has been welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Ms Simpson said the allocation of $228,351 for 11 local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds would strengthen the volunteer work. Million... ... (27-Jun)

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