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Affordable housing scheme delivers on the Coast

Low income families on the Sunshine Coast continue to benefit from the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) with 485 affordable dwellings provided under the scheme so far. Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander said that the scheme was delivering on the Government’s election promise... ... (03-Apr)

2 years of local achievements

A TURN around in Sunshine Coast job creation figures as a well as a 40 % cut to the public housing waiting list in the Maroochydore Electorate  were two of the most satisfying stories for the Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson on the second anniversary of the State Government coming to power... ... (27-Mar)

2 years of local achievements

Maroochydore Road set for smoother drive

Maroochydore Road will receive a $2.4 million boost to improve the quality of the road surface making it a smoother, safer ride for motorists. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Member for Buderim Steve Dickson today announced that works along another two sections of Maroochydore Road would ... ... (27-Mar)

Safer Streets Strategy released

Safer streets project aims to stop the violence    Drunk or drug affected people in entertainment areas on the Sunshine Coast who start fights or break the law will face firmer penalties under the Safe Night Out Strategy released by the State LNP Government today (March 23). At this ... ... (24-Mar)

Employment opportunities booming on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast has become Queensland’s employment powerhouse, with the latest ABS data showing more jobs were created on the Sunshine Coast in the last year than any other region. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said this was a sign of confidence in the local economy. “The employment growth experienced o... ... (21-Mar)

Simpson urges infrastructure guarantee

State MP Fiona Simpson has urged an "infrastructure guarantee" for the Sunshine Coast as part of the deal if assets are sold off to pay down Queensland's crippling debt levels. Ms Simpson said debt deniers couldn't wish away the impact of the unprecedented debt levels which led to the stripping of t... ... (14-Mar)

Sunshine Coast to host DestinationQ Forum

The Sunshine Coast will take centre stage when Queensland’s tourism industry comes together for the third annual DestinationQ Forum on 16-17 September. The two day event will be held jointly at the Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa and the Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa, and delivers on... ... (12-Mar)

On your bike Sunshine Coast!

Sunshine Coast National Parks will be better protected under a plan to end illegal motorbike riding and create a new facility for recreational riders in Mooloolah Logging Area. Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Steve Dickson said the need for a facility in the region was iden... ... (10-Mar)

The largest area of Queensland ever drought declared

Emergency aid and funding will be made available to another 15 shires after 79 per cent of Queensland was declared in drought, the largest area ever recorded. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh added the southern Queensland Shires of Banana, Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Fraser C... ... (07-Mar)

Queensland Inspiring Women honoured by Speaker Fiona Simpson MP

Speaker Fiona Simpson presented the Queensland Inspiring Women awards at Queensland Parliament House this morning, Friday 7 March 2014, during a sold out breakfast event being held in recognition of International Women’s Day. The awards were initiated to honour women who strengthened individuals o... ... (07-Mar)

Queensland Inspiring Women honoured by Speaker Fiona Simpson MP

Simpson urges stand against binge drinking & disrespect

State MP Fiona Simpson has taken to the floor of Parliament to support a community call to action over alcohol-fuelled violence. Ms Simpson said: “It’s time to challenge the culture that tolerates binge drinking and losing control and to take a stand against behaviour that disrespects others and th... ... (06-Mar)

Work to begin on Maroochydore Road Work $2.4m rehabilitation project

Further rehabilitation works on the Maroochydore Road are due to start next month, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Ms Simpson said that work is due to commence early April 2014 and is expected to take five weeks to complete, weather permitting.  This $2.4 million projec... ... (06-Mar)

MP launches on-line public forum to help “Stop the Violence”

Sunday 2 March 2014, 4pm - 7pm   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson MP has called for young people to have their say about what they believe the solutions are to the rising tide of violent assaults.   She is promoting their feedback live on line this Sunday afternoon between 4pm a... ... (26-Feb)

MP launches on-line public forum to help “Stop the Violence”

Zero tolerance for violence

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has expressed anger and sorrow over the latest tragic death on the Sunshine Coast, amidst recent public concerns about alcohol fuelled violence.   "As a community, we are appalled by this tragedy and as a society we must do all that we can to stop it happ... ... (24-Feb)

Local housing waiting list down by 40 per cent

New figures released this month reveal the social housing waiting list in the Maroochydore electorate has decreased by 40 per cent since the election of the Newman Government.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the number of households waiting for social housing assistance in the M... ... (14-Feb)

Sunshine Coast dental wait lists slashed

The number of dental patients on the waiting list in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) has almost halved during the period February 2013 to December 2013.   Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said SCHHS issued 12,139 dental vouchers, of which 11,632 have already been cla... ... (10-Feb)

Have your say on alcohol-related violence

Please take part in our on-line survey to share your views on alcohol-related violence, consumption of alcohol and liquor laws in Queensland. We are particularly seeking feedback from the 18-25 year old age group so please share this link. Alternatively, email me your feedback at Maroochydore@parlia... ... (10-Feb)

8 new police officers to join the Sunshine Coast beat

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today welcomed news that 8 more first year constables have joined the Sunshine Coast Police Service. Ms Simpson said the State Government is delivering on its election promise to revitalise frontline services.  “These new police officers are in addition ... ... (07-Feb)

Nominate a Sunshine Coast inspiring woman

State MP and Queensland Speaker Fiona Simpson is inviting nominations for a local "Queensland Inspiring Woman” to be honoured at a breakfast at Queensland Parliament House. Ms Simpson said the awards, which she is hosting, are to acknowledge the contributions made by the many amazing women in our ... ... (07-Feb)

Nominate a Sunshine Coast inspiring woman

Public invited to comment on Maroochydore city centre

Plans for the commercial transformation of the Maroochydore’s city centre have taken another step forward with the release for public comment of a proposed development scheme for the Sunshine Coast city. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said... ... (31-Jan)

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