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Strong reforms ensure a Safe Night Out on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast families will be able to enjoy a safe night out following the Government’s introduction of a comprehensive package of reforms designed to end alcohol and drug-related violence. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the Government was delivering on its strong plan to end senseles... ... (06-Jun)

Strong Plan delivers brighter future for Sunshine Coast region

The 2014-15 State Budget continues to deliver a strong plan for a brighter future for all of Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast region. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the budget outlined the Government’s plan to secure Queensland’s finances by making the strongest and smartest choice to reduce de... ... (04-Jun)

Bruce Highway budget funding win for the Sunshine Coast

I am pleased to see further funding announced for the Bruce Highway upgrades between Caboolture and the Sunshine Motorway interchange. This will include ‘six laning’ works and two new interchanges from Caloundra Road to the Sunshine Motorway and interchange upgrades between Caboolture and Caloundr... ... (03-Jun)

Bruce Highway budget funding win for the Sunshine Coast

$2.2million budget win for new Coolum Police Station

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson was delighted with today’s budget announcement of funding to relocate Coolum Police Station to South Coolum Road adjacent to the Queensland Ambulance Service. Ms Simpson has campaigned for a permanent home for Coolum’s Police Station to replace the temporary si... ... (03-Jun)

Good news for Mooloolaba boaties

Mooloolaba boaties are now benefiting better access to the harbour thanks to the nearly $1 million worth of works to upgrade the two public boat ramps. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the upgrade was another great example of the Queensland Government delivering on its election commitment ... ... (02-Jun)

Maroochydore bus station taxi trial begins

Helping people get home safely is the aim of a new late-night taxi pick-up zone at the Maroochydore bus station from Friday night. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson, who championed the move, said the 12-month trial was in response to community concerns. “This new taxi zone will ensure ... ... (29-May)

Fiona Simpson congratulates Sunshine Coast Youth Parliament Participants

The Speaker of the Queensland Parliament, Fiona Simpson, officially opened proceedings of the Sunshine Coast Youth Parliament this morning and then chaired its first and closing sessions.   Ms Simpson congratulated all of the schools who participated in the Sunshine Coast Youth Parliament, s... ... (29-May)

State Cabinet to meet on Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast residents will have the opportunity to meet with Queensland Government Ministers when Community Cabinet meets in the region next month. Premier Campbell Newman said it was a great time for locals to raise issues that affect the region. “My Government is committed to governing for al... ... (28-May)

New facilities a boost for Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson opened a new shade structure and storage shed on Saturday 24th May at the Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club, coinciding with the national outrigger marathon titles being hosted by the club. Ms Simpson said the Que... ... (26-May)

Funding wins for local community legal services

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today welcomed news of a three year funding commitment from the Queensland Government for the delivery of free or low-cost legal services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders.   Fiona Simpson MP has announced that two local service providers wil... ... (23-May)

More health capacity, activity on the Sunshine Coast

Increased public hospital activity, capacity and performance on the Sunshine Coast have been highlighted by new waiting list performance data to be published by the Queensland Government on Monday. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service was catering f... ... (16-May)

State funding boost for local community groups

Sunshine Coast community and volunteer groups will share in more than $1.5 million of state government funding to help them purchase essential items and equipment. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the latest funding round of the Caring for our Community program was delivering on the Queen... ... (14-May)

Locals to celebrate the power of volunteering

Maroochydore Fiona Simpson will celebrate this year’s National Volunteer Week with Sunshine Coast volunteers at a sausage size in Cotton Tree Park on Friday 16th May. (NOW CWA HALL, MEMORIAL AVE, MAROOCHYDORE DUE TO RISK OF RAIN).Fiona Simpson and Cr Stephen Robinson will join with Volunteering Suns... ... (12-May)

Locals to celebrate the power of volunteering

Coolum Soccer funding win gets more kids into sport

Kids just wanna have fun while playing soccer on the new inflatable field at Coolum Football Club, State MP Fiona Simpson discovered today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson was visiting the Coolum Football Club today to see firsthand how State Government funding was being put to good use to en... ... (06-May)

Coolum Soccer funding win gets more kids into sport

Future bright for women’s sport on the Sunshine Coast

A who’s who of female sporting identities has hit the Sunshine Coast to develop a game-plan for increased involvement in sport and recreation among women and girls. The meeting is the first round table of the Queensland Government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women and Girls in Sport and Recr... ... (02-May)

MP launches CORE training program to help get young people work-ready

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson was delighted to officiate at the opening of a new program in Coolum to train young people in hospitality and retail to help get them into work. Integrated Family and Youth Services (IFYS) was successful in securing $270,000 of funding for Community Learning in... ... (30-Apr)

MP launches CORE training program to help get young people work-ready

Maroochydore bus station taxi trial

The Newman Government will implement a new late-night taxi pick-up zone providing a safer place to wait for a cab on the Sunshine Coast. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the new taxi zone will be trialled for 12 months at the new Maroochy... ... (23-Apr)

New pedestrian refuge at Yaroomba

Pedestrians will find it easier to cross David Low Way at Yaroomba with plans for a new pedestrian refuge. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the new refuge would improve safety and convenience for pedestrians crossing David Low Way. “There is still some final consultation to be finished... ... (17-Apr)

State funding boost for local community groups

News of just over $70,000 in grants to five local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds has been welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Funding from the latest  round of grants from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Be... ... (17-Apr)

No time for speeding on Sunshine Coast roads

 Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is reminding all Sunshine Coast motorists to slow down and don't get distracted over the Easter holiday season. Ms Simpson said that the State Government was launching a series of new road safety television advertisements across Queensland. “Speed and in... ... (11-Apr)

No time for speeding on Sunshine Coast roads
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