Mooloolaba Harbour Update

  The Mooloolaba Harbour is open for business, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today.   A shoal has built up at the mouth of the Mooloolah River after more than a week of extreme weather conditions but the channel is still clear to 1.8m at the lowest tide.   However, mariners are urged to…

Honour an inspirational woman

There are inspirational women from the Maroochydore electorate who are making a positive contribution to their community – some are well-known and others do their work quietly without fanfare. This is your opportunity to spring a surprise and show your appreciation. To coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8, Speaker of the Queensland Parliament…

Hardship Grants available for flood affected residents

Sunshine Coast residents suffering hardship from flood damage are now eligible for financial help under an emergency declaration,  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson said the Minister for Police and Community Safety has recently approved the amended activation of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). The area defined for receipt of…

Grants help keep Maroochy River waterways clean and protected

The health of Maroochy River waterways will be given a major boost thanks to the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants. Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell said Maroochy Waterwatch would receive $100,000 to support its work to keep the Maroochy River catchment and tributaries clean and protected from pollution. “This funding will help Maroochy Waterwatch…

Funding boost for local boaties

Sunshine Coast boaties and anglers will soon have better access to popular coastal spots with the Newman Government announcing two new floating walkways for Mooloolaba. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the projects would be delivered as part of the $120 million Marine Infrastructure election commitment to improve recreational boating and fishing facilities around the state.…