More Funding to ‘Fix Our Schools’

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed the Newman Government’s commitment to provide a further $100 million to revitalise Queensland state schools. Ms Simpson said the Fixing Our Schools Fund would target Queensland schools with the biggest maintenance backlogs and was on top of the $200 million committed in last year’s budget. “Last year the…

Supporting vulnerable Sunshine Coast children

Some of the Sunshine Coast’s most vulnerable children and their carers will benefit from continued support thanks to a renewed funding commitment from the Queensland Government. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the Sunshine Coast Cooloola Sexual Abuse Prevention and Intervention Program would receive more than $620,000 each year over the next three years to…

More Funding Wins for Local Sports Clubs

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today welcomed news of further funding wins for sporting and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate. Ms Simpson said that many clubs in her electorate had been successful in gaining grants of up to $10,000 for equipment and activities to increase membership in the first round of the State Government’s…

Maroochydore bus station contract awarded

Construction is about to begin on the new Maroochydore bus station with the awarding of a $6.8 million contract today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the contract had been awarded following a competitive tender process for the delivery of this crucial piece of infrastructure for public transport passengers. “Golding Contractors has been awarded the…

State Funding Wins for Coolum Clubs

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated the Coolum and District Netball Association and the Coolum Croquet Club on gaining funding through the first round of the Get Playing funding. Ms Simpson said that the Coolum and District Netball Association will receive $26,000 to install shade structures and the Coolum Croquet Club’s $4,900 grant will…

Mooloolaba Triathlon

I’m looking forward to welcoming thousands of competitors and spectators to the Sunshine Coast for the 21st Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival from 15th – 17th March. Since the first Mooloolaba Triathlon in May 1993 the event has grown to become the second largest triathlon in Australia behind its counterpart Noosa. This year, Mooloolaba has again attracted…