Entries for May 2014

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)


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