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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)

LNP Cash for Containers scheme to clean up Queensland

To mark World Environment Day, the LNP has committed to a policy to address one of Queensland’s enduring environmental issues – cans and bottles littering our land and waterways and creating excess land fill issues.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the LNP would introduc... ... (06-Jun)

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
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