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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

Funding announced to ease Coolum roundabout congestion

Coolum residents will soon benefit from a new slip lane to improve traffic flow at the busy roundabout near Coolum State School on the Coolum-Yandina Road. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has announced a funding commitment of up to $200,000 for a new left turn slip lane from South Coolum Ro... ... (15-Jan)

Funding announced to ease Coolum roundabout congestion

Local community groups receive share of $14 million funding

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed a New Year funding boost of $150,000 for local community groups through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants. Ms Simpson said six local groups had received a share of nearly $14 million from 2015’s first round of fundin... ... (14-Jan)

$1.5m funding announced for Mooloolaba road safey improvements

Local residents in Mooloolaba and Alexandra Headland are set to benefit from new traffic signals at the intersection of Pacific Terrace and Mooloolaba Road (also known as Buderim Avenue). Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has announced funding of $1.5 million for the new signalised intersecti... ... (12-Jan)

Team Sunshine Coast back Rail upgrade

The streets of Nambour were campaign central for the Sunshine Coast LNP team today as four Ministers, the Speaker and Nicklin Candidate Matt Trace threw their collective weight behind the Coast rail duplication. Andrew Powell, Jarrod Bleijie, Steve Dickson, Mark McArdle, Fiona Simpson and Matt Tr... ... (09-Jan)

Team Sunshine Coast back Rail upgrade

Marine funding delivers for Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast boaties are set to benefit from an upgrade to local marine infrastructure as part of the LNP Government’s $50 million Marine Infrastructure Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the latest round of marine infrastructure pro... ... (05-Jan)

Real-time technology for Sunshine Coast buses

Sunshine Coast passengers can track the next bus from the palm of their hand with the Queensland LNP Government’s roll out of real-time info starting on the Sunshine Coast today.   Acting Transport and Main Roads Minister Andrew Powell said the new technology was one of the bigges... ... (22-Dec)

Interim funding for Maroochydore taxi rank security

Locals waiting for a taxi home from the Ocean Street taxi rank will be safer over Christmas thanks to the State Government stepping in with interim funding for a security guard and taxi marshal.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that concerns raised by venue owners and taxi drivers... ... (18-Dec)

Funding win to help keep Sunshine Coast environment beautiful

Christmas came early for local conservation volunteers today with a funding boost from the State Government’s Everyone’s Environment grant program. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson congratulated the groups on being awarded grants of up to $100,000 to help protect and rejuvenate the environment... ... (18-Dec)

Funding win to help keep Sunshine Coast environment beautiful

Crack down on crime at local beaches

Beach Watch is a great new initiative to crack down on crime at our beaches, launched at Mooloolaba this week.Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson attended the launch with Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and Mayor Mark Jamieson. Beaches and the car parks that service them are often singled out as ... ... (17-Dec)

Crack down on crime at local beaches

New site acquired for Coolum Men’s Shed

The Coolum Men’s Shed will have a new place to call home in the New Year, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today.   Ms Simpson said the Queensland Government had worked with the Men’s Shed Association to identify a suitable site for the Coolum Men’s Shed to relocate to.  ... ... (17-Dec)

New site acquired for Coolum Men’s Shed

Coolum community to receive $1.1m funding boost for new sporting facilities

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for families who use sport and recreation facilities in Coolum following announcement of $1.1m in funding by the State LNP Government for a major project.   Get Playing Plus is part of the Government’s strong plan to support grassroots sport and re... ... (17-Dec)

Coolum community to receive $1.1m funding boost for new sporting facilities

Maroochydore disability accommodation opened

Three Sunshine Coast mates with complex disabilities are living in their new home in Maroochydore, following government funding to provide their support services.  Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis who officially opened the new home in Pippi Court, said it was wonderful to see happy re... ... (13-Nov)

Maroochydore disability accommodation opened

Independence Day for Maroochydore State High School

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson congratulated Maroochydore State High School on being named among 50 Queensland state schools to become Independent Public Schools next year. Maroochydore State High School was selected from more than 80 expressions of interest state wide and would become one o... ... (07-Nov)

Local sports funding winners announced

 "Ripper, bonza, you beauty" are just some of the reactions from Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson over news that Sunshine Coast sporting clubs have won grants in the State Government's latest grants rounds.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said she was thrilled to announce that the... ... (06-Nov)

Sunshine Coast Triathlons Secured until 2018

The future of major triathlon events on the Sunshine Coast has been secured thanks to more than $3 million in State Government funding. Following successful negations with IRONMAN Asia Pacific, the Noosa and Mooloolaba Triathlons will continue for a further three years, providing on-going benefits ... ... (04-Nov)

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