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Simpson welcomes Sports Funding Wins for local clubs

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated local sport and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate for their successful bids for funding under the latest round of the State Government’s Get in the Game program. Ms Simpson said that two North Shore Clubs would receive ... ... (28-Nov)

Sunshine Coast businesses meet with Shadow Treasurer

Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson, was today joined by Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Small Business Minister, Scott Emerson, at a Round Table forum hosted by the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce. Ms Simpson invited Mr Emerson to the Sunshine Coast to outline the LNP’s plans to get Queens... ... (17-Nov)

Sunshine Coast businesses meet with Shadow Treasurer

Simpson supports Mount Coolum residents’ call for a loo

The campaign for public toilet facilities to be provided at Mount Coolum National Park ramped up today with a visit from Shadow Environment Minister to hear first-hand from local residents about their concerns. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Shadow Minister Dr Christian Rowan* met with... ... (15-Nov)

Simpson supports Mount Coolum residents’ call for a loo

2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards Launch

The unsung heroines of the Sunshine Coast community will receive the recognition they deserve thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson and a host of local companies who launched the 2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards today. Nominations are now open for the 2017 awards, which are now in their sec... ... (17-Oct)

2017 Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards Launch

LNP supports new law to allow treatment with medicinal cannabis

Patients suffering from a range of conditions will soon be able to obtain medicinal cannabis treatment prescribed by a medical practitioner or specialist doctor, under new legislation which passed through Parliament today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson spoke in Parliament today in su... ... (13-Oct)

Team Sunshine Coast calls for action on infrastructure needs

The Sunshine Coast LNP team is calling on the Palaszczuk Government to deliver the infrastructure that this growing region desperately needs. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson spoke in Parliament to invite the Minister for Main Roads and the Minister for Transport to visit the Sunshine Coast ... ... (12-Oct)

Domestic violence laws to provide better protection

NO one deserved to be abused or suffer violence, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said in Parliament last night in support of stronger Domestic and Family Violence Protection laws. Ms Simpson said the new laws would allow better sharing of information between government and/or non-government a... ... (12-Oct)

Fewer local police on beat under Labor

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has slammed the Palaszczuk Government for going soft on crime with new figures showing a drop in front line police officers across the Sunshine Coast since Labor took office. In response to a question Ms Simpson asked in Parliament, the Police Minister confir... ... (30-Sep)

Expansion of Point Arkwright conservation area finalised

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is celebrating a win with the transfer of the old Point Arkwright Police reserve into the adjacent Yinneburra Bushland Conservation Reserve being finalised today. Ms Simpson who has championed the expansion of the conservation area on behalf of the community,... ... (14-Sep)

Expansion of Point Arkwright conservation area finalised

Funding for safer Aerodrome Road intersection

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news of a $174,000 funding announcement for road safety improvements at the intersection of the Aerodrome Road and Wirraway Street (near McDonalds) in Maroochydore. Ms Simpson, who lobbied for the upgrade, said this was in response to safety concerns... ... (23-Aug)

Funding for safer Aerodrome Road intersection

LNP supports Airport expansion project

State Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed today’s announcement by the Leader of the Opposition that a future LNP government would act as guarantor on a concessional loan worth over $100 million to build the new runway at the Sunshine Coast airport.  The agreement was secur... ... (10-Aug)

LNP supports Airport expansion project

Coolum industrial estate to get safer access for heavy vehicles

Heavy vehicles will soon have a wider and safer access for the Quanda Road Industrial Estate west of Coolum. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that construction would commence later this year to enable the current B-double route between the Sunshine Motorway and Corbould Road to be exten... ... (08-Aug)

Labor must deliver on Sunshine Coast projects

The LNP is calling on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to give some certainty to Sunshine Coast residents and deliver on a raft of much-needed infrastructure projects across the region. Since coming into Government, Labor has kept residents in the dark on key projects, including the Mooloolah River ... ... (04-Aug)

Labor must deliver on Sunshine Coast projects

COAST LNP MPs CALL UPON THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO FAST TRACK BRUCE HWY PLANNING STUDY

Sunshine Coast LNP Federal and State MPs met today at the Roy’s Road overpass where they called upon State Government Roads Minister Mark Bailey and the Palaszczuk Government to fast-track the Bruce Highway Upgrade Planning Study. In response to a question on notice from LNP Main Roads Spok... ... (29-Jul)

COAST LNP MPs CALL UPON THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO FAST TRACK BRUCE HWY PLANNING STUDY

Point Arkwright conservation area expands

Celebrating a win with the transfer of the old Point Arkwright Police reserve into the neighbouring Yinneburra conservation reserve is absolutely terrific, State MP Fiona Simpson said. Ms Simpson who has championed the expansion of the conservation area on behalf of the community and the transfer... ... (18-Jul)

Point Arkwright conservation area expands

Speed limit reduction a win for local community

Members of the Yandina Creek community are celebrating a win for road safety with the announcement of a reduction in the speed limit to 80 km/h along a busy section of the Yandina-Coolum Road.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has campaigned on behalf of local residents and the Coolum ... ... (05-Jul)

Speed limit reduction a win for local community

Funding win for local sports and community groups

Local sports and community groups have received a welcome funding boost through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants. Ms Simpson said that almost $150,000 in grants will be paid to local groups in the Maroochydore electorate, including: Coolum Beach Junior Australian Foot... ... (28-Jun)

Help for local families impacted by Mooloolaba storm event

Thank you to those offering help for Mooloolaba residents impacted by Sunday’s severe storm event. Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson said that St Vincent de Paul is co-ordinating the recovery effort and helping to meet the needs of those who have lost their homes. People in need of... ... (21-Jun)

LNP's plan to boost local jobs

A LNP jobs plan will see up to 20,000 young Queenslanders in jobs, encourage apprentices to finish their training and incentivise employers to train and retain workers.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson,  in welcoming the State LNP's policy, said the Sunshine Coast had one of Au... ... (17-Jun)

LNP's plan to boost local jobs

State Labor delays major Sunshine Coast road project

An angry Member for Maroochydore has labelled the State Labor Government as inept after it was revealed they’ve failed to get cracking on a major funded Federal Project to blitz a Bruce Highway blackspot on the Sunshine Coast. “Labor’s not just asleep at the wheel in Queensland,... ... (15-Jun)

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