Dredging Update – Mooloolah River Mouth

Recent good weather and calm conditions have been welcome news for dredging operations at the mouth of the Mooloolah River. The ‘Saibai’ has now been able to dredge a channel in the sand bar down to the required depth for the safe passage of vessels crossing the Mooloolah River Bar The dredge will now concentrate on the…

Simpson urges caution over airport sales talk

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today urged caution over talk of a possible Sunshine Coast airport sell-off as being the answer to the airport’s future development.   Ms Simpson, responding to speculation in today’s media, said she believed a sell-off into private hands was not necessarily in the interest of the regional economy which the…

BAD WEATHER CLAIMS NEW DREDGE – WORKS DELAYED

IN an unexpected irony, the notorious Mooloolaba Harbour entrance has claimed another victim – the dredge which was supposed to remove a problem sand shoal. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said she had been informed that the Port Frederick, a heavier duty dredge with a previous history of helping clear the Mooloolah River entrance as…

SIMPSON WELCOMES NEWS OF HEAVY DUTY DREDGE

State MP Fiona Simpson has welcomed news that a heavier duty barge is to be deployed to Mooloolah River mouth to help address the dangerous sand build up. MSQ have confirmed the dredge to arrive on April 13 subject to weather conditions. “It is needed urgently as the current dredge had been unable to handle the…

DANGEROUS BAR NEEDS SAFER SOLUTION

ANOTHER boat grounding on the dangerous Mooloolah River bar sent a clear message that urgent action was needed, State MP Fiona Simpson said. Ms Simpson said she had taken up the issue with the new Transport Minister as the current situation at the entrance to the Mooloolaba Harbour was risking lives. “I lobbied the previous…