State supports Fatality Free Friday

Queenslanders are being urged to support Fatality Free Friday (May 30) in a bid to further drive down the road toll. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson and Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said the Queensland Government was supporting the initiative for a second year, delivering on a key election promise.…

Blueprint to drive future of natural resources

A blueprint has been released to deliver better services and economic and social benefits to Queenslanders, fulfilling the Newman Government’s election promise to grow a four pillar economy. Mr Cripps said the Department of Natural Resources and Mines blueprint outlined the government’s vision for the responsible and productive use of Queensland’s land, water, mineral and…

Affordable housing scheme delivers on the Coast

Low income families on the Sunshine Coast continue to benefit from the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) with 485 affordable dwellings provided under the scheme so far. Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander said that the scheme was delivering on the Government’s election promise to lower the cost of living for families.   “Boosting…

Asbestos overhaul to make worksites safer

Queensland homes and worksites will be safer under a new asbestos management strategy that will be the most comprehensive and rigorous of its kind in Australia.  Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie said the Statewide Strategic Plan for the Safe Management of Asbestos in Queensland focused on effective cooperation with local councils, education and…

Education Funding wins

The State Government is focused on improving education outcomes for our children by increasing spending on education by $707 million, delivering 724 new teachers and support staff.   State schools in the Maroochydore electorate have received almost $800,000 in funding to boost students’ learning, following the announcement of a new education program, Great Results Guarantee.  This…

Maroochydore Road set for smoother drive

Maroochydore Road will receive a $2.4 million boost to improve the quality of the road surface making it a smoother, safer ride for motorists. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Member for Buderim Steve Dickson today announced that works along another two sections of Maroochydore Road would begin at the end of the month. “The…