Maroochydore Road set for $3.2 million makeover

The Newman Government is delivering a smoother, safer driving surface for Maroochydore Road, thanks to a million-dollar makeover. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced works on the project would start this month with $3.2 million being invested in the first stage between the Main Road/Grieg Street intersection and Sunshine Homemaker Centre. “Road users and residents…

Sand shifter trial under way at Mooloolah River

  Sand shifting will soon begin at Mooloolaba Harbour, making it easier for boats to navigate.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the $350,000 bypass system would prevent sand entering the navigation channel.   “Sand will be removed before it crosses the entrance to Mooloolaba Harbour, and will then be transferred and deposited to…

Land secured for permanent site for Coolum Police Station

  Planning for the future location of Coolum’s new police station is now progressing with land being secured at South Coolum Road, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. The Minister for Police and Community Safety, Jack Dempsey has advised that a 6,000m2 parcel of land located at South Coolum Road, adjacent to the Queensland…

Asbestos delays demolition works for Maroochydore Bus Station

Timeframes for demolishing Maroochy House to make way for the new Maroochydore bus station have been extended due to workers finding Asbestos materials in the building.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson, who has lobbied hard for the bus station, said the latest setback was disappointing although she understood demolition works needs to be undertaken in accordance…

Funds boost flood recovery for local sporting clubs

The Queensland Government has approved funding of $28,542 for two sports club in Coolum and Mudjimba after flooding and storm damage earlier in the year. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the clubs would receive the funding under the Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program.  “A number of our local sport and recreation clubs were…