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Simpson launches 2015 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

There will be smiles on thousands more faces this Christmas, thanks to the generous donations of shoppers supporting Kmart’s Wishing Tree Appeal. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson launched the 2015 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal at Sunshine Plaza today with the help of the Salvation Army Cho... ... (19-Nov)

Simpson launches 2015 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

Simpson calls for tougher sentencing for violent thugs

State Member for Maroochydore has called on the Government to appeal the sentence recently handed out to the offender of a violent alcohol-fuelled assault in Maroochydore. Fiona Simpson MP spoke in Parliament this week about concerns raised by members of the Sunshine Coast community that inapprop... ... (30-Oct)

Work starting soon to make Mooloolaba roads safer

Construction work is starting soon to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians at the busy intersection with Pacific Terrace and Mooloolaba Road (also known as Buderim Ave). Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that new traffic lights and signal-controlled pedestrian crossings will be ... ... (19-Oct)

Work starting soon to make Mooloolaba roads safer

Community safety fears realised as violent offender walks free

State Member for Maroochydore has called on the Government to act now to introduce tougher penalties for alcohol-fuelled violence following another senseless attack on the Sunshine Coast where the offender walked free. Fiona Simpson MP spoke in Parliament today about the recent incident in Ocean ... ... (13-Oct)

Spring funding wins for local community groups

Seven not-for-profit organisations in the Maroochydore electorate will be celebrating funding wins from latest quarterly round of the State Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the funds totalling $137,378 would help these hardworking groups to co... ... (08-Oct)

Simpson to honour Sunshine Coast Women

The unsung heroines of the Sunshine Coast community will receive the recognition they deserve thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson and a host of sponsors who are seeking to honour the many local women who make a difference in our world. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today launched the inaugur... ... (06-Oct)

Simpson to honour Sunshine Coast Women

Minister poo-hoos loo at popular Mt Coolum - Get behind petition to change his mind

Visitors to our much-loved Mt Coolum National Park will have a longer wait for the loo, thanks to National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson revealed today that the Minister had poo-hooed a request for a loo from local residents who have raised the urgent need ... ... (29-Sep)

Minister poo-hoos loo at popular Mt Coolum - Get behind petition to change his mind

Safety issues at Maroochydore taxi rank

The State Government is being called on to act urgently to fund measures to ensure the safety of the public in popular night spot in Maroochydore. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the situation was becoming urgent as stakeholders warned that the delay in funding for a taxi marshal an... ... (10-Sep)

Safety issues at Maroochydore taxi rank

Deadly road to new hospital

State MP Fiona Simpson has taken up the funding fight to fix a dangerous bottleneck leading to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Parliamentary Estimates hearings today. Ms Simpson, the Member for Maroochydore and also the Shadow Minister for Main Roads, asked Minister Mark Bailey wha... ... (28-Aug)

Simpson launches petition for Mt Coolum visitors

Visitors to our much-loved Mt Coolum National Park may have a shorter wait for the loo, thanks to a new petition launched today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today launched a petition to call on the Government to provide much-needed public amenities for the many walkers and climbers who ... ... (24-Aug)

Simpson launches petition for Mt Coolum visitors

Cooking up a celebration for Seniors Week

Local MPs Fiona Simpson and Steve Dickson rolled up their sleeves today to launch the “Our Kitchen Rules” lunch in support of Maroochydore Meals on Wheels Seniors Week celebrations. Fiona Simpson and Steve Dickson have provided the funding to sponsor the free celebration lunch for loc... ... (10-Aug)

Cooking up a celebration for Seniors Week

Good news for North Shore boaties

North Shore boaties will pleased to hear that the plans for the much-needed boat ramp and floating walkway on the Maroochy River at Nojoor Road will be delivered by July 2016.  In response to a Question I asked in Parliament, the Minister has confirmed that $620,000 funding for this proj... ... (29-Jul)

Sunshine Coast misses out on critical road infrastructure funding

Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson has criticised the Palaszczuk Labor Government for failing to provide funding in the state budget for crucial infrastructure to fix the Sunshine Motorway and provide access to the new Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital.   She said that the ... ... (14-Jul)

Funding win for local community groups

Local community groups in the Maroochydore electorate have been successful in winning grants through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).Ms Simpson said five local groups had been successful in their grant applications and would be putting the money to good use to buy much nee... ... (02-Jul)

Road safety works start on Bradman Avenue

Pedestrians and motorists on Bradman Avenue in Maroochydore will soon benefit from road safety improvements at three intersections and a new pedestrian refuge. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the works will commence during the week beginning Monday 15 June and will improve safety ... ... (09-Jun)

Surplus Police land at Point Arkwright to be set aside for conservation

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has hailed the planned transfer of land owned by the Queensland Police Service into the Yinneburra Reserve near Yaroomba as a great win for the environment due to bi-partisan support. Ms Simpson said that she had lobbied strongly for the Point Arkwright Police R... ... (09-Jun)

Surplus Police land at Point Arkwright to be set aside for conservation

Simpson opposes Labor's rego hike

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson took up the fight for motorists in Parliament and voted against Labor's new price hike on the family car rego. She said it was disappointing that the Labor-minority Government successfully voted last night to put up car rego two and a half times the latest in... ... (04-Jun)

Simpson opposes Labor's rego hike

Funding for safer David Low Way intersection at Mt Coolum

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is celebrating news of a $1.1 million funding win for road safety improvements at the intersection of the David Low Way and Tanah Street East/west at Mt Coolum. Ms Simpson said the upgrade of this intersection is in response to concerns raised by local reside... ... (12-May)

Volunteers needed for Sailing for the Disabled

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is calling for volunteers to help people with disabilities experience sailing. Sailability Sunshine Coast Queensland (SSCQ) is a not for profit group providing opportunities for adults and children with disabilities to get out onto the water. Club Patron F... ... (04-May)

Volunteers needed for Sailing for the Disabled

Coolum Beach Surf Life Savers Funding Win

Surf Life Savers at Coolum Beach now have better equipment to help them keep us safe in the water thanks to a state government grant of $4800 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson was on hand to view the 12 new life jackets  and mobile radio equipmen... ... (30-Apr)

Coolum Beach Surf Life Savers Funding Win
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