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Funds boost flood recovery for local sporting clubs

The Queensland Government has approved funding of $28,542 for two sports club in Coolum and Mudjimba after flooding and storm damage earlier in the year. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the clubs would receive the funding under the Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program.  "A nu... ... (26-Jun)

Sunshine Coast garages are crazy about Kevin

A young Sunshine Coast man enrolled in a State Government funded automotive industry employment course has faced the pleasant dilemma of having to choose between two employers offering him an apprenticeship on the same day. Eighteen-year-old Kevin West of Nambour chose to accept a position at Gavan... ... (19-Jun)

Yandina-Coolum Road faces safety review

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed news that a dangerous section of Yandina-Coolum Road faces a safety review. Ms Simpson said Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson had responded to concerns raised by her on behalf of Coolum residents for a review of the speed limit on a d... ... (19-Jun)

Sunshine Coast jobseekers find work after jobs projects

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated thirteen Sunshine Coast jobseekers on their graduation from short-term government-funded work placement projects that have already paid off for five of them. Seven of the jobseekers have completed 16 weeks of full-time paid work coordinated ... ... (30-May)

Mooloolaba Harbour open for business

The entrance to the Mooloolaba Harbour is back in business again after the successfully dredging of the channel, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said. Ms Simpson said boaties would be pleased to know the problem entrance to the Mooloolah River, which had caused recreational and commercial boa... ... (28-May)

Maroochydore Bus Station rescheduled

  Demolition works in preparation for the Maroochydore Bus Station have re-commenced but the completion date for this project has now pushed out to 2013, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today.   Member for Maroochydore criticised the previous State Government who previously a... ... (21-May)

Big Fred back to clear sand bar

Mooloolaba boaties welcomed news of the dredge Port Frederick's return this weekend, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Maritime Safety Queensland has contracted the Port Frederick at a cost of $400,000 to clear the dangerous sand shoal which has caused problems for commercial and re... ... (21-May)

Fiona Simpson is Principal for a Day in Maroochydore

Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson went back to school today to play the role of Principal for a Day at Maroochydore State Primary School in celebration of State Education Week. State Education Week is an annual series of events and programs celebrating state school education across Queensland. This yea... ... (21-May)

Urgent road safety measures needed on Sunshine Motorway

Urgent action to improve road safety on the Sunshine Motorway south of Coolum was required Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today, following two recent tragic accidents. I have taken this up with the new Transport Minister. "Ultimately the answer will be a major road duplication but in t... ... (18-May)

Fiona Simpson honours Sunshine Coast Volunteers

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today celebrated National Volunteer Week by honouring Sunshine Coast Volunteers for their important contribution to our local community. Ms Simpson presented valued volunteers with a Certificate of Appreciation at a morning tea jointly hosted by Volunteering Sun... ... (18-May)

Dredging Update - Mooloolah River Mouth

Recent good weather and calm conditions have been welcome news for dredging operations at the mouth of the Mooloolah River. The 'Saibai' has now been able to dredge a channel in the sand bar down to the required depth for the safe passage of vessels crossing the Mooloolah River Bar T... ... (14-May)

Simpson urges caution over airport sales talk

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today urged caution over talk of a possible Sunshine Coast airport sell-off as being the answer to the airport’s future development.   Ms Simpson, responding to speculation in today’s media, said she believed a sell-off into private hands was not necessa... ... (08-May)

Mooloolaba Harbour Update - Small dredge operating, Big dredge badly damaged

The original dredge, the "Saibai" is back in operation this morning at the Mooloolaba Harbour entrance during calmer weather, which was the good news, MP Fiona Simpson said. "The bad news is that the heavier dredge, the Port Frederick, has been found to be more badly damaged than originally hoped w... ... (26-Apr)

Work with us – State MP urges, revealing Blumel’s refusal

STATE MP Fiona Simpson has urged voters to elect councillors who will work cooperatively with all State and Federal MPs for the sake of the Sunshine Coast regardless of their party politics. And she said Cr Debbie Blumel was they only councillor who has ever refused to work with her in all her time... ... (26-Apr)


IN an unexpected irony, the notorious Mooloolaba Harbour entrance has claimed another victim – the dredge which was supposed to remove a problem sand shoal. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said she had been informed that the Port Frederick, a heavier duty dredge with a previous history of hel... ... (17-Apr)


State MP Fiona Simpson has welcomed news that a heavier duty barge is to be deployed to Mooloolah River mouth to help address the dangerous sand build up. MSQ have confirmed the dredge to arrive on April 13 subject to weather conditions. "It is needed urgently as the current dredge had been una... ... (10-Apr)


ANOTHER boat grounding on the dangerous Mooloolah River bar sent a clear message that urgent action was needed, State MP Fiona Simpson said. Ms Simpson said she had taken up the issue with the new Transport Minister as the current situation at the entrance to the Mooloolaba Harbour was risking live... ... (10-Apr)

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