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    Sunshine Coast to receive new funding for domestic and family violence services

    Vulnerable families and children across the Sunshine Coast will be better supported through a new Queensland Government funding as part of the Stronger Families reforms.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that tenders had opened for the new local services as part of the government’s... ... (30-Sep)

    Spring funding boost for local community groups

      Seven not-for-profit organisations in the Maroochydore electorate will be celebrating funding wins from latest quarterly round of the State Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the funds totalling $183,984 would help these hardworking groups... ... (29-Sep)

    Have your say on Sunshine Coast Airport expansion

    The next step in the potential expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport which will create more than 1500 long-term jobs and provide a major economic boost for the region is underway, with the independent Coordinator-General releasing an environmental impact statement for public comment.  De... ... (26-Sep)

    Students to get Great Results from extra funding

    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed today’s announcement of more than $1 million in additional funding for schools in her electorate from the second round of Great Results Guarantee.   Ms Simpson said that $1,175,368 would go directly to the five schools in the Maroochydore elector... ... (24-Sep)

    Students to get Great Results from extra funding

    Simpson reaffirms opposition to state call-in of Sekisui

    Fiona Simpson MP said she had advised the Premier of her opposition to a possible State Government call-in of the Sekisui House development at Yaroomba.   "I met with the Premier last week and am pleased that the Premier listened to my concerns and gave me and colleagues a commitment that the... ... (14-Sep)

    Member for Maroochydore says time for plans to be revealed

    Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson, has asked Sekisui House to involve the community in developing a resort facility that showcases the beauty of the Sunshine Coast.She has asked Sekisui House to release their potential plans for development in Yaroomba and engage the community in the best plan ... ... (11-Sep)

    Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving Queensland launched in Brisbane

    The Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) was launched last night at Parliament House in front of Members of Parliament, dignitaries and surf lifesaving representatives.    Speaker and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson MP will co-chair the bi-partisan group wit... ... (09-Sep)

    Simpson supports Child Protection Week

    Protecting our children is everyone’s business and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is supporting the fantastic work of Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS) as part of child protection week. Ms Simpson said that Child Protection Week, which runs from 7–13 September 2014, aims to raise t... ... (08-Sep)

    Coolum Beach Quilters make a special delivery to Nambour’s Special Care Nursery

    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and ladies from the Coolum Beach Quilters today handed over 30 tiny rainbow quilts for premature babies in the Special Care Nursery at Nambour Hospital. The group were delighted to respond to the Special Care Unit’s request for 240 small quilts a year and have ... ... (05-Sep)

    Coolum Beach Quilters make a special delivery to Nambour’s Special Care Nursery

    Think Queensland and buy local

    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson will be trying her hand at selling newspapers and magazines this weekend to spread the word about the 2014 Queensland Small Business Week and Buy Locally Saturday campaign. Ms Simpson said that Queensland Small Business Week (1 – 6 September) celebrates the out... ... (01-Sep)

    School maintenance backlog slashed

    Five schools in the Maroochydore electorate are set to receive their share of a $650,000 Fixing Our Schools funding boost this year, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Ms Simpson said the investment was thanks to the third round of the State Government’s $300 million commitment ... ... (28-Aug)

    School maintenance backlog slashed

    Strong reforms ensure a Safe Night Out on the Sunshine Coast

    Sunshine Coast residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a safe night out following the nation’s most comprehensive package of reforms designed to help end alcohol and drug-related violence, being passed in Parliament this week.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the Safe Night O... ... (27-Aug)

    Strong reforms ensure a Safe Night Out on the Sunshine Coast

    Sunshine Coast MPs release roadmap to Coast jobs

    State MP Fiona Simpson has welcomed the Premier's announcement of a $440 million congestion-busting road plan to fix the Sunshine Motorway and access to the new hospital.   Ms Simpson said the Sunshine Coast MPs are working together to put forward a plan for the duplication of the Sunshine Mo... ... (19-Aug)

    Sunshine Coast MPs release roadmap to Coast jobs

    New roads and more jobs for the Sunshine Coast

    Plans for a $440 million road project to slash congestion for drivers between Caloundra and Maroochydore and create 2,500 jobs for the Sunshine Coast have been unveiled today. Premier Campbell Newman said the proposed infrastructure project addressed concerns raised by Sunshine Coast members that lo... ... (19-Aug)

    Investment in local arts boosts Sunshine Coast economy

    Local residents will have more access to arts and cultural events, with a State Government grant helping bolster the sector.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the State was granting the Sunshine Coast Regional Council $ 68,480 from the Regional Arts Development Fund as pa... ... (15-Aug)

    Maroochydore bus station taxi trial expands

    Local residents and visitors to the Maroochydore entertainment precinct will soon benefit from an expansion of the  bus station taxi rank trial. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said feedback from patrons and taxi drivers had led to the move to use the Maroochydore bus interchange as a ta... ... (14-Aug)

    Simpson urges Council to "climb every mountain" to realise the dream of an Arts, Convention & Entertainment centre

    IT'S time to climb every mountain and turn the dream of a Sunshine Coast Arts, Convention & Entertainment Centre into a reality, Coast MP Fiona Simpson said. Ms Simpson welcomed the Council's identification of the importance of the regional facility in the Maroochydore CBD and the setting aside... ... (06-Aug)

    Sunshine Coast enjoys high level of water security

    Sunshine Coast families and businesses have a very high level of water security irrespective of the situation in local water storages. Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said the Queensland Government’s strong plan for the water sector - WaterQ - placed a priority on responsible and efficient water ... ... (05-Aug)

    Maroochydore High School’s gateway to success

    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated Maroochydore State High School for their success at training students for jobs in the food and wine industry through the Gateway to Industry Schools Program.   Ms Simpson said that the Queensland Government was investing an extra $900... ... (25-Jul)

    Parliamentary Inquiry on Crime and Domestic Violence Prevention comes to the Sunshine Coast

    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is inviting local residents to have their say on crime prevention at a parliamentary inquiry hearing to be held on the Sunshine Coast next week.   The Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee is conducting an inquiry into crime in Queensland, and will... ... (24-Jul)

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