Simpson launches 2015 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal

There will be smiles on thousands more faces this Christmas, thanks to the generous donations of shoppers supporting Kmart’s Wishing Tree Appeal. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson launched the 2015 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal at Sunshine Plaza today with the help of the Salvation Army Choir.   Ms Simpson said the Wishing Tree Appeal, now…

Simpson calls for tougher sentencing for violent thugs

State Member for Maroochydore has called on the Government to appeal the sentence recently handed out to the offender of a violent alcohol-fuelled assault in Maroochydore. Fiona Simpson MP spoke in Parliament this week about concerns raised by members of the Sunshine Coast community that inappropriate sentencing is allowing violent offenders to walk free from…

Work starting soon to make Mooloolaba roads safer

Construction work is starting soon to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians at the busy intersection with Pacific Terrace and Mooloolaba Road (also known as Buderim Ave). Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that new traffic lights and signal-controlled pedestrian crossings will be installed to provide greater opportunities for motorists and pedestrians to safety cross…

Spring funding wins for local community groups

Seven not-for-profit organisations in the Maroochydore electorate will be celebrating funding wins from latest quarterly round of the State Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the funds totalling $137,378 would help these hardworking groups to continue their invaluable work in the local community. Ms Simpson said that the groups represent…

Simpson to honour Sunshine Coast Women

The unsung heroines of the Sunshine Coast community will receive the recognition they deserve thanks to local MP Fiona Simpson and a host of sponsors who are seeking to honour the many local women who make a difference in our world. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today launched the inaugural Sunshine Coast Inspiring Women Awards…

Safety issues at Maroochydore taxi rank

The State Government is being called on to act urgently to fund measures to ensure the safety of the public in popular night spot in Maroochydore. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that the situation was becoming urgent as stakeholders warned that the delay in funding for a taxi marshal and security guard to help…

Deadly road to new hospital

State MP Fiona Simpson has taken up the funding fight to fix a dangerous bottleneck leading to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Parliamentary Estimates hearings today. Ms Simpson, the Member for Maroochydore and also the Shadow Minister for Main Roads, asked Minister Mark Bailey what his plan was to address the existing problem which she…

Simpson launches petition for Mt Coolum visitors

Visitors to our much-loved Mt Coolum National Park may have a shorter wait for the loo, thanks to a new petition launched today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today launched a petition to call on the Government to provide much-needed public amenities for the many walkers and climbers who pay a visit to our iconic…