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Queensland Inspiring Women honoured by Speaker Fiona Simpson MP

Speaker Fiona Simpson presented the Queensland Inspiring Women awards at Queensland Parliament House this morning, Friday 7 March 2014, during a sold out breakfast event being held in recognition of International Women’s Day. The awards were initiated to honour women who strengthened individuals o... ... (07-Mar)

Queensland Inspiring Women honoured by Speaker Fiona Simpson MP

Simpson urges stand against binge drinking & disrespect

State MP Fiona Simpson has taken to the floor of Parliament to support a community call to action over alcohol-fuelled violence. Ms Simpson said: “It’s time to challenge the culture that tolerates binge drinking and losing control and to take a stand against behaviour that disrespects others and th... ... (06-Mar)

Work to begin on Maroochydore Road Work $2.4m rehabilitation project

Further rehabilitation works on the Maroochydore Road are due to start next month, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Ms Simpson said that work is due to commence early April 2014 and is expected to take five weeks to complete, weather permitting.  This $2.4 million projec... ... (06-Mar)

MP launches on-line public forum to help “Stop the Violence”

Sunday 2 March 2014, 4pm - 7pm   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson MP has called for young people to have their say about what they believe the solutions are to the rising tide of violent assaults.   She is promoting their feedback live on line this Sunday afternoon between 4pm a... ... (26-Feb)

MP launches on-line public forum to help “Stop the Violence”

Zero tolerance for violence

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has expressed anger and sorrow over the latest tragic death on the Sunshine Coast, amidst recent public concerns about alcohol fuelled violence.   "As a community, we are appalled by this tragedy and as a society we must do all that we can to stop it happ... ... (24-Feb)

Local housing waiting list down by 40 per cent

New figures released this month reveal the social housing waiting list in the Maroochydore electorate has decreased by 40 per cent since the election of the Newman Government.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the number of households waiting for social housing assistance in the M... ... (14-Feb)

Sunshine Coast dental wait lists slashed

The number of dental patients on the waiting list in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) has almost halved during the period February 2013 to December 2013.   Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said SCHHS issued 12,139 dental vouchers, of which 11,632 have already been cla... ... (10-Feb)

Have your say on alcohol-related violence

Please take part in our on-line survey to share your views on alcohol-related violence, consumption of alcohol and liquor laws in Queensland. We are particularly seeking feedback from the 18-25 year old age group so please share this link. Alternatively, email me your feedback at Maroochydore@parlia... ... (10-Feb)

8 new police officers to join the Sunshine Coast beat

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today welcomed news that 8 more first year constables have joined the Sunshine Coast Police Service. Ms Simpson said the State Government is delivering on its election promise to revitalise frontline services.  “These new police officers are in addition ... ... (07-Feb)

Nominate a Sunshine Coast inspiring woman

State MP and Queensland Speaker Fiona Simpson is inviting nominations for a local "Queensland Inspiring Woman” to be honoured at a breakfast at Queensland Parliament House. Ms Simpson said the awards, which she is hosting, are to acknowledge the contributions made by the many amazing women in our ... ... (07-Feb)

Nominate a Sunshine Coast inspiring woman

Public invited to comment on Maroochydore city centre

Plans for the commercial transformation of the Maroochydore’s city centre have taken another step forward with the release for public comment of a proposed development scheme for the Sunshine Coast city. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said... ... (31-Jan)

More funding for Great Results in local schools

All five state schools in the Maroochydore electorate have won almost $800,000 in funding to boost students’ learning, following the announcement of a new education program, Great Results Guarantee.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said it is part of the State Government’s commitment t... ... (30-Jan)

More funding for Great Results in local schools

Bright sparks join Energex’s Sunshine Coast ranks

Energex crews and the company’s field staff have just received a boost with Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle and local MP Fiona Simpson welcoming two new apprentices to Maroochydore. The apprentice Electrical Fitter Mechanics, Jordan Anstey and Steve English (pictured left to right), w... ... (30-Jan)

Bright sparks join Energex’s Sunshine Coast ranks

Mooloolaba boat ramps set for major upgrade

A MAJOR $810,000 upgrade to Mooloolaba boating facilities is set to begin next week in order to boost access for boating and tourist community. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed the State-funded work on the ramps, located on Mooloolaba Harbour, at Parkyn Parade, saying it was a signifi... ... (27-Jan)

More State Government funding support to get kids into sport

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news of more funding wins for sports and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate. Ms Simpson said that eight clubs in her electorate had been successful in gaining grants of up to $10,000 to boost club membership numbers in the second release o... ... (24-Jan)

State funding boost for local community groups

Maroochydore's Suncare Community Service and the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club are among those who were successful under the latest round of State Government community funding. It’s part of millions of dollars provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupit... ... (16-Jan)

Sports Funding win for Clubs in Maroochydore Electorate

Christmas has come early for nine sport and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate, with round two of the State Government’s Get Playing and Get Going funding announced today.   Member for Maroochydore said it was part of more than $14.5 million dollars approved for Queensland clubs ... ... (16-Dec)

Air New Zealand Sunshine Coast flights take off for another three years

The Sunshine Coast tourism industry is flying high following the announcement that Air New Zealand will extend its seasonal flights from Auckland for another three years. Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey welcomed the announcement which will ... ... (09-Dec)

Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital announcement

I welcome the Health Minister's announcement today that our new public hospital will not be outsourcing its clinical services to the private sector.  These will be delivered by Queensland Health staff and I believe this is the best outcome for good patient care and for integration with training... ... (06-Dec)

Bridge name recognises community spirit

A local man’s contribution to the Sunshine Coast community was recognised today with the Bradman Avenue bridge over the Maroochy River being renamed in his honour. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson unveiled the signs at a special ceremony  to mark the renaming of the bridge to Ken Nei... ... (29-Nov)

Bridge name recognises community spirit
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