Funding win to help keep Sunshine Coast environment beautiful

Christmas came early for local conservation volunteers today with a funding boost from the State Government’s Everyone’s Environment grant program. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson congratulated the groups on being awarded grants of up to $100,000 to help protect and rejuvenate the environment. Coolum & District Coast Care will receive $98,800 to undertake coastal ecosystem…

Crack down on crime at local beaches

Beach Watch is a great new initiative to crack down on crime at our beaches, launched at Mooloolaba this week.Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson attended the launch with Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and Mayor Mark Jamieson. Beaches and the car parks that service them are often singled out as the subject for crime including theft…

New site acquired for Coolum Men’s Shed

The Coolum Men’s Shed will have a new place to call home in the New Year, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today.   Ms Simpson said the Queensland Government had worked with the Men’s Shed Association to identify a suitable site for the Coolum Men’s Shed to relocate to.   The new 660m2 site…

Police given strong powers to ensure Safe Nights Out

Queenslanders will enjoy safer nights out this Christmas after police were given greater powers to prevent street violence under the Newman LNP Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said that from this weekend police could automatically breathalyse and drug test any person who commits a serious assault offence in a public place.…

Queensland apprentices on pathway to success

Thousands of young Queenslanders will have more opportunity to get a job thanks to an innovative Queensland Government plan that gives employers an incentive to take on a school-based apprentice. Premier Campbell Newman and Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek said there were many benefits to taking on a trade, both for students and…

Queensland schools open doors to communities

Queensland schools will be empowered to create closer ties with their local communities, under a revamped initiative to promote the use of school facilities. Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek and Member for Cook David Kempton said students, schools and locals would benefit from greater flexibility to form partnerships that benefitted the whole…

More domestic violence help is only a call away

Queensland women and families affected by domestic violence will have better access to specialist advice and support over the phone. Communities Minister Tracy Davis said the Newman Government was continuing to revitalise frontline services and keep Queenslanders safe by providing an additional $100,000 to DVConnect to extend domestic violence support and counselling through its Womensline…