Queensland Plan public forum

You are invited to contribute your ideas to The Queensland Plan, a 30-year vision for our great state. When:              Friday 9th August Time:               1pm – 3pm Where:             Mike Ahern Centre (Ground Floor Meeting Room), 12 First Avenue, Maroochydore RSVP:              By Wednesday 7th August (Tel: 5443 7995 or Email: Maroochydore@parliament.qld.gov.au) Residents can now also have…

More women able to access BreastScreen Queensland

More women than ever before soon will have the opportunity to access breast screening through BreastScreen Queensland. Women aged between 50 and 74 will be able to have their screening performed by BreastScreen Queensland every two years.  Previously only women aged between 50 and 69 were eligible for the screening process. Member for Maroochydore Fiona…

Other budget news

$1.9 million will be spent this year on a new building at Coolum State High School and an extra $100 million in maintenance funding has been allocated for Queensland State schools to clear up the  school maintenance backlog. This highly popular program has resulted in significant, locally-driven, locally-contracted school improvements. Altogether the Sunshine Coast receives…

LNP gets tough on crime

The State Government is serious about taking a strong stance on crime and has already implemented a number of law and order reforms since taking office. The Criminal Law (Two Strike Child Sex Offenders) Amendment Act 2012, which commenced in July 2012, provides a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment, with a minimum non-parole period of…

Coast residents to keep scoring with Get in the Game

Families and sports clubs across the Maroochydore electorate will have the opportunity to Get in the Game, with the second round of funding for the State Government’s grassroots initiative to open this month. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said local families and clubs could apply for Get Started from 15 July, followed by Get Going…

Maroochydore Road receives $1million boost

  The State Government has committed an additional $1 million works on Maroochydore Road from the Sunshine Motorway east to Main Road. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said work on the 500m stretch would start in the forthcoming financial year. “This section was identified as a high priority for works and will link the areas…