2020 Budget Delivers Broken Promises with delay in dangerous Coast road fix

Broken promises of delayed infrastructure and bigger debt was the disappointing outcome of today’s “lost opportunity” State Budget, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson said the State Labor Government had broken their promise to deliver the Mooloolah River Interchange Business Case mid 2020[1] with evidence the project’s…

Sunny Coast job losses hit 7,000 under Labor

New ABS figures show 7,000 jobs have been lost on the Sunshine Coast in the year to September. LNP Shadow Minister for Employment and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the shocking loss of full-time jobs proved the region’s economy was in crisis after five years of the Palaszczuk Labor Government. Around 12,300 people on…

LNP’s $30M plan to bust Coolum congestion

An LNP Government will invest $30m in a major upgrade of Coolum roundabout and new Mt Coolum on-ramps to the Sunshine Motorway to help Queensland build its way out of recession and create nearly 100 new jobs. LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander made the announcement today with Ninderry MP Dan Purdie and…

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 nearly $100,000 in grants will be paid to local groups in the Maroochydore electorate, including: Volunteer Sunshine Coast will receive $28,700 to purchase a motor vehicle; Surf Life Saving Queensland…

Jobs pain for the Sunshine Coast

On the back of shocking unemployment figures last week which showed Queensland had the second worst unemployment rate in the nation, the latest regional data released this week shows 12,100 locals on the Sunshine Coast are unemployed. Queensland’s unemployment rate of 7.5 per cent was worse than Victoria, which is in Stage 4 lockdown. Across…