Entries for March 2014

2 years of local achievements

A TURN around in Sunshine Coast job creation figures as a well as a 40 % cut to the public housing waiting list in the Maroochydore Electorate  were two of the most satisfying stories for the Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson on the second anniversary of the State Government coming to power... ... (27-Mar)

2 years of local achievements

Maroochydore Road set for smoother drive

Maroochydore Road will receive a $2.4 million boost to improve the quality of the road surface making it a smoother, safer ride for motorists. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Member for Buderim Steve Dickson today announced that works along another two sections of Maroochydore Road would ... ... (27-Mar)

Safer Streets Strategy released

Safer streets project aims to stop the violence    Drunk or drug affected people in entertainment areas on the Sunshine Coast who start fights or break the law will face firmer penalties under the Safe Night Out Strategy released by the State LNP Government today (March 23). At this ... ... (24-Mar)

Employment opportunities booming on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast has become Queensland’s employment powerhouse, with the latest ABS data showing more jobs were created on the Sunshine Coast in the last year than any other region. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said this was a sign of confidence in the local economy. “The employment growth experienced o... ... (21-Mar)

Simpson urges infrastructure guarantee

State MP Fiona Simpson has urged an "infrastructure guarantee" for the Sunshine Coast as part of the deal if assets are sold off to pay down Queensland's crippling debt levels. Ms Simpson said debt deniers couldn't wish away the impact of the unprecedented debt levels which led to the stripping of t... ... (14-Mar)

Sunshine Coast to host DestinationQ Forum

The Sunshine Coast will take centre stage when Queensland’s tourism industry comes together for the third annual DestinationQ Forum on 16-17 September. The two day event will be held jointly at the Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa and the Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa, and delivers on... ... (12-Mar)

On your bike Sunshine Coast!

Sunshine Coast National Parks will be better protected under a plan to end illegal motorbike riding and create a new facility for recreational riders in Mooloolah Logging Area. Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Steve Dickson said the need for a facility in the region was iden... ... (10-Mar)

The largest area of Queensland ever drought declared

Emergency aid and funding will be made available to another 15 shires after 79 per cent of Queensland was declared in drought, the largest area ever recorded. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh added the southern Queensland Shires of Banana, Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Fraser C... ... (07-Mar)

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)


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