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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

Safety issues at Maroochydore taxi rank

The State Government is being called on to act urgently to fund measures to ensure the safety of the public in popular night spot in Maroochydore. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the situation was becoming urgent as stakeholders warned that the delay in funding for a taxi marshal an... ... (10-Sep)

Safety issues at Maroochydore taxi rank

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)

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