Entries for February 2013

Calling Maroochy residents to help clean up the environment

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is calling on Sunshine Coast residents to take part in Clean Up Australia Day events planned for this weekend. Volunteers across Queensland will be converging on parks, waterways, streets and other public areas on Sunday March 3 to lend a hand in the natio... ... (27-Feb)

Funding to focus on domestic and family violence prevention

Sunshine Coast students have an opportunity to develop a smart phone application to raise awareness and take a stand against domestic violence during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the initiative would be funded by $3000 from the Quee... ... (22-Feb)

Throw the book at Coast drunk and drugged drivers, MP urges

    Concerns about high drink driving rates on the Sunshine Coast have sparked calls for a tougher approach.   State MP Fiona Simpson said she was lobbying the Attorney General to review the laws as she understood a very high number of road fatalities were linked to drunk or drugg... ... (20-Feb)

Dredging pipeline to improve safety

Boaties will be the winners with a new $750,000 permanent dredging pipeline to be installed at the entrance channel to Mooloolaba Harbour. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the pipeline, which would be submerged under the river, meant dredging will now have little impact on vessel traffic i... ... (12-Feb)

Good news at Harbour Entrance

AFTER extreme rough weather over the last few weeks which belted the Sunshine Coast shoreline, there is some good news at Mooloolaba Harbour entrance. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said local company Hall’s Contracting had successfully cut through the sand shoal which came around Point Cart... ... (08-Feb)

$5 million funding for Maroochydore Rd rehabilitation works

Further rehabilitation works on Maroochydore Road are to continue thanks to an additional $5 million in funding from the Queensland Government, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has campaigned for these much-needed repairs to be extended to... ... (07-Feb)

Mooloolaba Harbour Update

  The Mooloolaba Harbour is open for business, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today.   A shoal has built up at the mouth of the Mooloolah River after more than a week of extreme weather conditions but the channel is still clear to 1.8m at the lowest tide.   However, ... ... (05-Feb)


Phone: 07 5406 7100

Suite 1, Corner First & Memorial Aves
Maroochydore QLD 4558