Public urged to have say on Alex Cycleway

All lovers of the beachfront at Alexandra Headland are urged to have their say about a proposed 3 metre-wide $6.7m cycleway with consultation opening today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the Transport department’s consultation starts today on the M2M cycleway and it was vital that all ages and different users had their input…

Beer Tax Slugs Coast Businesses

Popular Sunshine Coast craft breweries have been hit with up to a 10-fold hike in State Government tax, threatening their viability and pushing up beer prices in a move described as “devastating and unAustralian”. Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson has called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to dump the huge hike for craft…

More help needed for our most vulnerable

We live in paradise but it’s not paradise for everyone with many vulnerable Sunshine Coasters experiencing homelessness. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has called on the State Government to do more to support homeless people of all ages and demographics but particularly homeless men over the age of 25 with men making up more than…

More funding needed to support “at risk” school kids

More funding is needed to tackle “at risk” school kids on the Sunshine Coast but the Queensland Government has cut funding to a vital learning support program to help them stay in school. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has criticised the State Labor Government for cutting funding by 50% to the Sunshine Coast Individualised Learning…

LNP to help young entrepreneurs get started

The next generation of small business leaders will receive the training and support they need to launch their own business under a Deb Frecklington LNP Government. Shadow Minister for Small Business Fiona Simpson today launched the LNP’s Young Entrepreneurs Program as one of two new LNP policies announced during Queensland Small Business Week with award-winning…

LNP backs Queensland small businesses

Giving small businesses a fair go to better access $15 billion of State Government contracts is at the centre of a new policy released by the LNP for Small Business week today. As part of Queensland Small Business Week, LNP Shadow Minister for Small Business and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson will be meeting with…