Mooloolaba Triathlon

I’m looking forward to welcoming thousands of competitors and spectators to the Sunshine Coast for the 21st Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival from 15th – 17th March. Since the first Mooloolaba Triathlon in May 1993 the event has grown to become the second largest triathlon in Australia behind its counterpart Noosa. This year, Mooloolaba has again attracted…

11 New Police on the Beat for the Sunshine Coast

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news that 11 new first year police constables have been added to the Sunshine Coast Police force.   In a ceremony today Minister Dempsey congratulated and welcomed the induction of 128 new First Year Constables (FYC) from the Oxley Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy. The Minister announced that 11…

Queensland Inspirational Women’s Award Nominee

Speaker of the Queensland Parliament and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated Maroochydore resident Linley Erskine on being nominated for the Speaker’s inaugural Inspirational Women’s Awards for her work in pioneering a disability support agency “A Key for Me”.   Linley Erskine was chosen by community members to represent the Maroochydore electorate at a…

Dredging pipeline to improve safety

Boaties will be the winners with a new $750,000 permanent dredging pipeline to be installed at the entrance channel to Mooloolaba Harbour. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the pipeline, which would be submerged under the river, meant dredging will now have little impact on vessel traffic in and out of the harbour. “A contract…

Good news at Harbour Entrance

AFTER extreme rough weather over the last few weeks which belted the Sunshine Coast shoreline, there is some good news at Mooloolaba Harbour entrance. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said local company Hall’s Contracting had successfully cut through the sand shoal which came around Point Cartwright during cyclonic conditions and deposited in the channel. The…

$5 million funding for Maroochydore Rd rehabilitation works

Further rehabilitation works on Maroochydore Road are to continue thanks to an additional $5 million in funding from the Queensland Government, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has campaigned for these much-needed repairs to be extended to include additional sections of this vital road following the completion of recent…