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Deadly road to new hospital

State MP Fiona Simpson has taken up the funding fight to fix a dangerous bottleneck leading to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Parliamentary Estimates hearings today. Ms Simpson, the Member for Maroochydore and also the Shadow Minister for Main Roads, asked Minister Mark Bailey wha... ... (28-Aug)

Simpson launches petition for Mt Coolum visitors

Visitors to our much-loved Mt Coolum National Park may have a shorter wait for the loo, thanks to a new petition launched today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today launched a petition to call on the Government to provide much-needed public amenities for the many walkers and climbers who ... ... (24-Aug)

Simpson launches petition for Mt Coolum visitors

Cooking up a celebration for Seniors Week

Local MPs Fiona Simpson and Steve Dickson rolled up their sleeves today to launch the “Our Kitchen Rules” lunch in support of Maroochydore Meals on Wheels Seniors Week celebrations. Fiona Simpson and Steve Dickson have provided the funding to sponsor the free celebration lunch for loc... ... (10-Aug)

Cooking up a celebration for Seniors Week

Good news for North Shore boaties

North Shore boaties will pleased to hear that the plans for the much-needed boat ramp and floating walkway on the Maroochy River at Nojoor Road will be delivered by July 2016.  In response to a Question I asked in Parliament, the Minister has confirmed that $620,000 funding for this proj... ... (29-Jul)

Sunshine Coast misses out on critical road infrastructure funding

Shadow Minister for Main Roads Fiona Simpson has criticised the Palaszczuk Labor Government for failing to provide funding in the state budget for crucial infrastructure to fix the Sunshine Motorway and provide access to the new Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital.   She said that the ... ... (14-Jul)

Funding win for local community groups

Local community groups in the Maroochydore electorate have been successful in winning grants through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).Ms Simpson said five local groups had been successful in their grant applications and would be putting the money to good use to buy much nee... ... (02-Jul)

Road safety works start on Bradman Avenue

Pedestrians and motorists on Bradman Avenue in Maroochydore will soon benefit from road safety improvements at three intersections and a new pedestrian refuge. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the works will commence during the week beginning Monday 15 June and will improve safety ... ... (09-Jun)

Surplus Police land at Point Arkwright to be set aside for conservation

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has hailed the planned transfer of land owned by the Queensland Police Service into the Yinneburra Reserve near Yaroomba as a great win for the environment due to bi-partisan support. Ms Simpson said that she had lobbied strongly for the Point Arkwright Police R... ... (09-Jun)

Surplus Police land at Point Arkwright to be set aside for conservation

Simpson opposes Labor's rego hike

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson took up the fight for motorists in Parliament and voted against Labor's new price hike on the family car rego. She said it was disappointing that the Labor-minority Government successfully voted last night to put up car rego two and a half times the latest in... ... (04-Jun)

Simpson opposes Labor's rego hike

Funding for safer David Low Way intersection at Mt Coolum

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is celebrating news of a $1.1 million funding win for road safety improvements at the intersection of the David Low Way and Tanah Street East/west at Mt Coolum. Ms Simpson said the upgrade of this intersection is in response to concerns raised by local reside... ... (12-May)

Volunteers needed for Sailing for the Disabled

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is calling for volunteers to help people with disabilities experience sailing. Sailability Sunshine Coast Queensland (SSCQ) is a not for profit group providing opportunities for adults and children with disabilities to get out onto the water. Club Patron F... ... (04-May)

Volunteers needed for Sailing for the Disabled

Coolum Beach Surf Life Savers Funding Win

Surf Life Savers at Coolum Beach now have better equipment to help them keep us safe in the water thanks to a state government grant of $4800 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson was on hand to view the 12 new life jackets  and mobile radio equipmen... ... (30-Apr)

Coolum Beach Surf Life Savers Funding Win

Coolum Beach ANZAC Day Boat Parade

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson praised the Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club for organising this year’s special ANZAC Day Boat Parade.   Ms Simpson said the Club’s ANZAC Day Boat Parade was especially moving for her as she waited on the beach and watched the oars men and w... ... (25-Apr)

Coolum Beach ANZAC Day Boat Parade

We will remember them

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is encouraging Sunshine Coast residents to keep the ANZAC spirit alive by making a special effort to attend an ANZAC Day Service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.  Ms Simpson said that $13.5 million in funding was provided b... ... (23-Apr)

We will remember them

Sing-a-long support for Sailability’s fundraising concert and world record attempt

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is sporting a 70s look and lending her voice to help people with disabilities get involved in sailing. As newly-appointed Patron of Sailability Sunshine Coast Queensland (SSCQ), Fiona is delighted to support their fundraising concert on Sunday 29th March at S... ... (19-Mar)

Sing-a-long support for Sailability’s fundraising concert and world record attempt

Fiona's local plan is making our community stronger

My local plan for the Maroochydore electorate is already seeing real results - click here to see what I've delivered for our local community over the last three years. We want to keep the Sunshine Coast beautiful and grow local jobs.  By delivering our $1.8 billion new public hospital (no... ... (28-Jan)

Simpson supports Yaroomba community's No high-rise message

State MP has delivered a strong message to the local community that she does not support changes to the Town Plan which would permit high-rise development at Yaroomba.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson met with local residents today to repeat her opposition to high rise at Yaroomba and ... ... (21-Jan)

Simpson supports Yaroomba community's No high-rise message

Coolum Police Station a priority for Fiona Simpson

Families in the Coolum area will experience quicker police responses and improved street safety through the relocation and upgrade of the Coolum Police Station thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson. Ms Simpson toured the proposed Coolum Police Station site today with Police Minister Jack Dempsey. &ld... ... (20-Jan)

Coolum Police Station a priority for Fiona Simpson

Funding for new Coolum Men’s Shed

The Coolum Men’s Shed is set to receive a funding boost for a new shed if an LNP Government is re-elected. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said Coolum Men’s Shed will receive funding as part of her local plan for the Maroochydore electorate which covers the Coolum district. ... ... (20-Jan)

Funding for new Coolum Men’s Shed

GOOD NEWS FOR YAROOMBA WALKERS

Pedestrians crossing the busy David Low Way at Yaroomba will soon have safer access to the beach and bus stops as new safety works start. LNP Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed the start of works, which are part of her strong plan for Maroochydore, after residents had raised concerns ... ... (19-Jan)

GOOD NEWS FOR YAROOMBA WALKERS
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