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Billion dollar Bruce Highway project on Sunshine Coast is funded to break two bottlenecks

Did you hear the news?  More than a billion dollars-worth of works is about to start on the Bruce Highway between Caloundra Interchange and the Sunshine Motorway.  This is a huge funded project approved in last year’s Federal budget, to be spent upgrading the Bruce Highway on the S... ... (06-May)

Simpson calls for support to "Save Our Sparkies"

State Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is calling for support for an e-petition to Save Our Sparkies and protect local businesses. Ms Simpson said the Labor Government was planning to create a new government-owned business which would compete against local sparkies by offering a range of ele... ... (20-Apr)

Labor’s Minister for Traffic Congestion avoids peak hour problems

Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey has avoided the biggest traffic bottleneck on the Sunshine Coast on his visit today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson called on him afresh to tell Coast residents why he has scrapped plans for a $440 million upgrade of the dangerously congested Mooloolah R... ... (31-Mar)

Labor’s ‘Minister for Traffic Congestion’

The Palaszczuk Labor Government is playing politics with people's lives after freezing critical road upgrades leading to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, the State Opposition says. Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey was asked by the LNP Opposition in Parliament whether the Palaszczuk Labor ... ... (17-Mar)

Labor’s infrastructure plan disappointing for Sunshine Coast

The Palaszczuk Labor Government is attempting to pull the wool over Sunshine Coast residents’ eyes in the newly released infrastructure ‘plan’ which fails to deliver on key regional projects. Sunshine Coast MPs Fiona Simpson, Jarrod Bleijie, Mark McArdle, Andrew Powell, Steve Di... ... (14-Mar)

Winners announced at Inaugural Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

Four Inspiring Sunshine Coast Women have been recognised as Award Winners at a glittering Gala Dinner thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson and a host of local companies. The Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards was founded by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson to honour the many exceptional women... ... (27-Feb)

Winners announced at Inaugural Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

Inspiring Women to be recognised at Gala Awards Dinner

Four Inspiring Sunshine Coast Women will be recognised as Award Winners at a glittering Gala Dinner this week.  Founder of the Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards Fiona Simpson MP will present the awards recognising the many exceptional women who make a difference in our local community.&n... ... (25-Feb)

Inspiring Women to be recognised at Gala Awards Dinner

Funding wins for local sports & community groups

Ten 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 over $200,000 would help support the vital work of t... ... (08-Feb)

Finalists announced for Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

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 are seeking to honour the many local women who make a difference in the lives of others.Award Patron Fiona Simpson MP today met with the Fi... ... (28-Jan)

Finalists announced for Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

Simpson welcomes funding for better public safety at Maroochydore taxi rank

Ongoing State Government funding has finally been provided for a taxi marshal at the busiest taxi rank on the Sunshine Coast in response to lobbying on behalf of the local community by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Ms Simpson has been calling on the Government to fund better public safet... ... (07-Jan)

Simpson welcomes funding for better public safety at Maroochydore taxi rank

New Year Funding Wins for Local Sports Clubs

Ten local sporting clubs will be celebrating a great start to 2016 with news of State Government funding wins. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that nine clubs in her electorate had been successful in gaining grants of up to $7,500 for new equipment and get more people into sport under... ... (05-Jan)

Pitt sticks it to Sunshine Coast with failing 1880's single rail track

Sunshine Coast MP Fiona Simpson has blasted Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Labor for putting back the Sunshine Coast's desperately needed rail upgrade while announcing rail duplication to the Gold Coast.   "I suggest the Treasurer take the train to and from the Sunshine Coast and tell us why... ... (16-Dec)

Finalists announced for Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

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 are seeking to honour the many local women who make a difference in the lives of others. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today ann... ... (08-Dec)

Finalists announced for Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards

Simpson launches 2015 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

There will be smiles on thousands more faces this Christmas, thanks to the generous donations of shoppers supporting Kmart’s Wishing Tree Appeal. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson launched the 2015 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal at Sunshine Plaza today with the help of the Salvation Army Cho... ... (19-Nov)

Simpson launches 2015 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

Simpson calls for tougher sentencing for violent thugs

State Member for Maroochydore has called on the Government to appeal the sentence recently handed out to the offender of a violent alcohol-fuelled assault in Maroochydore. Fiona Simpson MP spoke in Parliament this week about concerns raised by members of the Sunshine Coast community that inapprop... ... (30-Oct)

Work starting soon to make Mooloolaba roads safer

Construction work is starting soon to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians at the busy intersection with Pacific Terrace and Mooloolaba Road (also known as Buderim Ave). Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that new traffic lights and signal-controlled pedestrian crossings will be ... ... (19-Oct)

Work starting soon to make Mooloolaba roads safer

Community safety fears realised as violent offender walks free

State Member for Maroochydore has called on the Government to act now to introduce tougher penalties for alcohol-fuelled violence following another senseless attack on the Sunshine Coast where the offender walked free. Fiona Simpson MP spoke in Parliament today about the recent incident in Ocean ... ... (13-Oct)

Spring funding wins 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 $137,378 would help these hardworking groups to co... ... (08-Oct)

Simpson to honour Sunshine Coast Women

The unsung heroines of the Sunshine Coast community will receive the recognition they deserve thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson and a host of sponsors who are seeking to honour the many local women who make a difference in our world. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today launched the inaugur... ... (06-Oct)

Simpson to honour Sunshine Coast Women

Minister poo-hoos loo at popular Mt Coolum - Get behind petition to change his mind

Visitors to our much-loved Mt Coolum National Park will have a longer wait for the loo, thanks to National Parks Minister Dr Steven Miles. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson revealed today that the Minister had poo-hooed a request for a loo from local residents who have raised the urgent need ... ... (29-Sep)

Minister poo-hoos loo at popular Mt Coolum - Get behind petition to change his mind
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