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Team Sunshine Coast back Rail upgrade

The streets of Nambour were campaign central for the Sunshine Coast LNP team today as four Ministers, the Speaker and Nicklin Candidate Matt Trace threw their collective weight behind the Coast rail duplication. Andrew Powell, Jarrod Bleijie, Steve Dickson, Mark McArdle, Fiona Simpson and Matt Tr... ... (09-Jan)

Team Sunshine Coast back Rail upgrade

Marine funding delivers for Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast boaties are set to benefit from an upgrade to local marine infrastructure as part of the LNP Government’s $50 million Marine Infrastructure Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the latest round of marine infrastructure pro... ... (05-Jan)

Real-time technology for Sunshine Coast buses

Sunshine Coast passengers can track the next bus from the palm of their hand with the Queensland LNP Government’s roll out of real-time info starting on the Sunshine Coast today.   Acting Transport and Main Roads Minister Andrew Powell said the new technology was one of the bigges... ... (22-Dec)

Interim funding for Maroochydore taxi rank security

Locals waiting for a taxi home from the Ocean Street taxi rank will be safer over Christmas thanks to the State Government stepping in with interim funding for a security guard and taxi marshal.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that concerns raised by venue owners and taxi drivers... ... (18-Dec)

Funding win to help keep Sunshine Coast environment beautiful

Christmas came early for local conservation volunteers today with a funding boost from the State Government’s Everyone’s Environment grant program. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson congratulated the groups on being awarded grants of up to $100,000 to help protect and rejuvenate the environment... ... (18-Dec)

Funding win to help keep Sunshine Coast environment beautiful

Crack down on crime at local beaches

Beach Watch is a great new initiative to crack down on crime at our beaches, launched at Mooloolaba this week.Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson attended the launch with Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and Mayor Mark Jamieson. Beaches and the car parks that service them are often singled out as ... ... (17-Dec)

Crack down on crime at local beaches

New site acquired for Coolum Men’s Shed

The Coolum Men’s Shed will have a new place to call home in the New Year, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today.   Ms Simpson said the Queensland Government had worked with the Men’s Shed Association to identify a suitable site for the Coolum Men’s Shed to relocate to.  ... ... (17-Dec)

New site acquired for Coolum Men’s Shed

Coolum community to receive $1.1m funding boost for new sporting facilities

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for families who use sport and recreation facilities in Coolum following announcement of $1.1m in funding by the State LNP Government for a major project.   Get Playing Plus is part of the Government’s strong plan to support grassroots sport and re... ... (17-Dec)

Coolum community to receive $1.1m funding boost for new sporting facilities

Maroochydore disability accommodation opened

Three Sunshine Coast mates with complex disabilities are living in their new home in Maroochydore, following government funding to provide their support services.  Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis who officially opened the new home in Pippi Court, said it was wonderful to see happy re... ... (13-Nov)

Maroochydore disability accommodation opened

Independence Day for Maroochydore State High School

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson congratulated Maroochydore State High School on being named among 50 Queensland state schools to become Independent Public Schools next year. Maroochydore State High School was selected from more than 80 expressions of interest state wide and would become one o... ... (07-Nov)

Local sports funding winners announced

 "Ripper, bonza, you beauty" are just some of the reactions from Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson over news that Sunshine Coast sporting clubs have won grants in the State Government's latest grants rounds.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said she was thrilled to announce that the... ... (06-Nov)

Sunshine Coast Triathlons Secured until 2018

The future of major triathlon events on the Sunshine Coast has been secured thanks to more than $3 million in State Government funding. Following successful negations with IRONMAN Asia Pacific, the Noosa and Mooloolaba Triathlons will continue for a further three years, providing on-going benefits ... ... (04-Nov)

Pedestrian safety boost for Marcoola

Marcoola pedestrians crossing David Low Way will benefit from a $288,000 safety boost. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said work will start from mid-November on a new pedestrian refuge on David Low Way, near Seaside Boulevard. “We’re pleased to deliver this new pedestrian refuge for the local... ... (31-Oct)

Funding win for local seniors group

Sunshine 60 and Better Group will receive $230,023 after securing funding from the Queensland Government. The funding is part of the Government’s commitment to deliver Seniors Participation and Support Programs. Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson has welcomed the funding and thanked Sunshine 60 ... ... (28-Oct)

Safety works underway on Maroochy Boulevard slip lane from Sunshine Motorway

Work is now underway to improve road safety at a local accident black spot in central Maroochydore.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today that $72,000 had been provided to improve safety and visibility on the left-hand turn slip lane into Maroochy Boulevard from the Sunshine... ... (28-Oct)

Funding announced for Safer School Zone for Coolum State School

Coolum State School students will look forward to safer journeys to and from class each day with the announcement of funding to be provided for flashing school zone signs.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said more that many schools across Queensland are already benefiting from safer s... ... (17-Oct)

Carers Week celebrates our dedicated carers

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is encouraging residents to acknowledge the hard work of local carers during Carers Week, which will be held from 12 to 18 October.   Ms Simpson said that half a million people in Queensland provide care and assistance to loved ones who need help with eve... ... (09-Oct)

Carers Week celebrates our dedicated carers

Sunshine Coast to receive new funding for domestic and family violence services

Vulnerable families and children across the Sunshine Coast will be better supported through a new Queensland Government funding as part of the Stronger Families reforms.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that tenders had opened for the new local services as part of the government’s... ... (30-Sep)

Spring funding boost 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 $183,984 would help these hardworking groups... ... (29-Sep)

Have your say on Sunshine Coast Airport expansion

The next step in the potential expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport which will create more than 1500 long-term jobs and provide a major economic boost for the region is underway, with the independent Coordinator-General releasing an environmental impact statement for public comment.  De... ... (26-Sep)

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