Sunnies day targets school children

Primary-aged school children in Queensland are being targeted on National Sunnies Day to wear sunglasses to protect their eyes.   Health Minister Lawrence Springborg is passionate about the campaign to protect eyes from sun damage, because as a child he experienced pterygium, an eye condition caused by overexposure to the sun. “The Queensland Eye Institute…

Local sports funding winners announced

  “Ripper, bonza, you beauty” are just some of the reactions from Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson over news that Sunshine Coast sporting clubs have won grants in the State Government’s latest grants rounds.    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said she was thrilled to announce that the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club and the Mooloolaba…

Sunshine Coast Triathlons Secured until 2018

The future of major triathlon events on the Sunshine Coast has been secured thanks to more than $3 million in State Government funding. Following successful negations with IRONMAN Asia Pacific, the Noosa and Mooloolaba Triathlons will continue for a further three years, providing on-going benefits for tourism and the region’s economy. Member for Maroochydore Fiona…

New laws to keep Queensland schools safe

Queensland principals will have more powers to make their schools even safer as part of the LNP Government’s plan to support local decision-making and improve outcomes for students. Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said a raft of new laws passed by Parliament delivered on the government’s commitment to make schools safe places to learn and work.…

Pedestrian safety boost for Marcoola

Marcoola pedestrians crossing David Low Way will benefit from a $288,000 safety boost. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said work will start from mid-November on a new pedestrian refuge on David Low Way, near Seaside Boulevard. “We’re pleased to deliver this new pedestrian refuge for the local community, which will help improve safety for pedestrians…

Innovative disability accommodation helping families

More Queensland families will have greater certainty and peace of mind about housing for their adult children with disabilities through the expansion of a State Government support program. Premier Campbell Newman said the $17 million Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial had so far created 61 new accommodation places across Queensland for adults with disabilities who…

Funding win for local seniors group

Sunshine 60 and Better Group will receive $230,023 after securing funding from the Queensland Government. The funding is part of the Government’s commitment to deliver Seniors Participation and Support Programs. Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson has welcomed the funding and thanked Sunshine 60 and Better organisers and participants who work together to keep seniors fit,…