Dredging pipeline to improve safety

Boaties will be the winners with a new $750,000 permanent dredging pipeline to be installed at the entrance channel to Mooloolaba Harbour. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the pipeline, which would be submerged under the river, meant dredging will now have little impact on vessel traffic in and out of the harbour. “A contract…

Good news at Harbour Entrance

AFTER extreme rough weather over the last few weeks which belted the Sunshine Coast shoreline, there is some good news at Mooloolaba Harbour entrance. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said local company Hall’s Contracting had successfully cut through the sand shoal which came around Point Cartwright during cyclonic conditions and deposited in the channel. The…

$5 million funding for Maroochydore Rd rehabilitation works

Further rehabilitation works on Maroochydore Road are to continue thanks to an additional $5 million in funding from the Queensland Government, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has campaigned for these much-needed repairs to be extended to include additional sections of this vital road following the completion of recent…

Mooloolaba Harbour Update

  The Mooloolaba Harbour is open for business, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today.   A shoal has built up at the mouth of the Mooloolah River after more than a week of extreme weather conditions but the channel is still clear to 1.8m at the lowest tide.   However, mariners are urged to…

Honour an inspirational woman

There are inspirational women from the Maroochydore electorate who are making a positive contribution to their community – some are well-known and others do their work quietly without fanfare. This is your opportunity to spring a surprise and show your appreciation. To coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8, Speaker of the Queensland Parliament…

Hardship Grants available for flood affected residents

Sunshine Coast residents suffering hardship from flood damage are now eligible for financial help under an emergency declaration,  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson said the Minister for Police and Community Safety has recently approved the amended activation of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). The area defined for receipt of…

Grants help keep Maroochy River waterways clean and protected

The health of Maroochy River waterways will be given a major boost thanks to the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants. Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell said Maroochy Waterwatch would receive $100,000 to support its work to keep the Maroochy River catchment and tributaries clean and protected from pollution. “This funding will help Maroochy Waterwatch…