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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

Fiona Simpson supports Salvo’s Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is delighted to champion the work of the Salvation Army and to support the annual Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal to spread the joy of Christmas to thousands of children and families in need.  Ms Simpson encouraged shoppers at Sunshine Plaza to support the appe... ... (28-Nov)

Fiona Simpson supports Salvo’s Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal

Maroochydore’s better bus network

Maroochydore residents are being encouraged to get on board their better bus network which kicks starts from Monday, November 25.Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said providing better public transport was important to reduce traffic congestion in the Maroochydore CBD.  “Route 602 and 617 ... ... (25-Nov)

Sunshine Coast residents urged to help kids in care this Christmas

Sunshine Coast residents can help bring a smile to the faces of children and young people living in care on Christmas Day by donating a present to the State Government’s annual Kids in Care Christmas Appeal. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said locals could show their community spirit by dropp... ... (19-Nov)

New patrol vehicle to bolster Coolum’s Surf Lifesaving efforts

Coolum Beach Surf Life Savers have welcomed the addition of a brand new patrol vehicle to help keep us safe this holiday season, thanks to State Government Funding. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson was delighted to celebrate the handover of the keys for the patrol vehicle to Club President Joh... ... (18-Nov)

New patrol vehicle to bolster Coolum’s Surf Lifesaving efforts

Pedestrian safety steps up on Aerodrome Road

Pedestrian safety on Aerodrome Road will be improved with a new signalised pedestrian crossing between May Street and Fourth Avenue. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said works would start this week. “The new facility will provide a safer and easier crossing for pedestrians on Aerodrome Road,”... ... (13-Nov)

Business discount schemes help Sunshine Coast seniors and carers save money

Sunshine Coast seniors and carers can benefit from savings on a wide range of products and services from a number of local businesses under the State Government’s Seniors and Carers Business Discount scheme. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that residents who hold a Seniors Card, Seniors ... ... (13-Nov)

Business discount schemes help Sunshine Coast seniors and carers save money

More State funding released to clear school maintenance backlog

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed the second round of the State Government’s $300 million commitment to revitalise Queensland state schools.  Ms Simpson said the investment was part of the Advancing Our Schools Maintenance Fund, targeting school maintenance backlogs. “Thanks ... ... (08-Nov)

Join the drive to save lives

Local drivers have the chance to Join the Drive to save lives by taking part this year's Christmas road safety message. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that film crews will be in Mooloolaba at the Mantra Sirocco Resort, on Thursday 21st November from 9.00 am to 10.30 am to record feedba... ... (08-Nov)

Join the drive to save lives

Sunshine Coast aerospace precinct takes off

The Sunshine Coast Airport’s new aerospace precinct has launched with Machjet International cementing its tenancy today and new economic opportunities taking off in a way not possible under the previous Labor Government. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning... ... (06-Nov)

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