Complete my 5 second survey

Last weekend I attended The Beach Matters Community Rally. Next Wednesday, 17 March they are also holding a Community Meeting at Alex Lifesaving Club to discuss Mass Transit and high density from Alex to Warana and I am joining the panel. In preparation, I would appreciate you completing my 5 Second Survey. Just 5 seconds of…

Nominations open for YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament

Young people who want to make their voices heard can apply to participate in the 2021 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. Now in its 26th year, the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament offers young Queenslanders aged 15 to 25 years the opportunity to speak up for their communities and learn first-hand about parliamentary processes. Member for Maroochydore,…

A grateful Aussie

I felt especially proud and grateful to celebrate Australia Day this year. As I watched record numbers of families and friends gathering around picnics and BBQs in local parks, I was struck by two things – the sheer joy of people sharing each other’s company and, secondly, the many Australian flags flying. When most formal…

MP, mayor clash over Coast’s mass transit plan

One of the concept designs of transport options for the Sunshine Coast Mass Transit Plan Article by Sunshine Coast Daily – Tegan Annett A war of words has erupted after Fiona Simpson said a mass transport project linking Maroochydore and Caloundra would only create more traffic jams. The Maroochydore MP on Thursday said there were…

Political spat over bus stop crime concerns

 Maroochydore bus stop near the Plaza.   Article by Courier Mail – Natalie Wynne CRIME concerns has caused a political bust-up over a bus station in Maroochydore. Recent Queensland Police statistics show there’s been 90 incidents recorded in the Sunshine Plaza, Ocean St and Maroochydore Transit Station area in the past three months. Offences listed…

‘Rat bags’ ruling high-profile bus station: MP

Maroochydore bus stop near the Plaza Article by Sunshine Coast Daily – Natalie Wynne Crime concerns has caused a political bust-up over a bus station in Maroochydore. Recent Queensland Police statistics show there’s been 90 incidents recorded in the Sunshine Plaza, Ocean Street and Maroochydore Transit Station area in the past three months. Offences listed…

Eight year wait: Coast’s social housing shame

A lack of social housing and rental properties is affecting Coast residents and families. Picture: Cade Mooney Article by Sunshine Coast Daily – Tegan Annett A Coast resident waited eight years for social housing in a system under increasing pressure. Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson wants an overhaul to the “broken” social housing system and immediate…

2020 Budget Delivers Broken Promises with delay in dangerous Coast road fix

Broken promises of delayed infrastructure and bigger debt was the disappointing outcome of today’s “lost opportunity” State Budget, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson said the State Labor Government had broken their promise to deliver the Mooloolah River Interchange Business Case mid 2020[1] with evidence the project’s…