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…

Sunny Coast job losses hit 7,000 under Labor

New ABS figures show 7,000 jobs have been lost on the Sunshine Coast in the year to September. LNP Shadow Minister for Employment and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the shocking loss of full-time jobs proved the region’s economy was in crisis after five years of the Palaszczuk Labor Government. Around 12,300 people on…

LNP’s $30M plan to bust Coolum congestion

An LNP Government will invest $30m in a major upgrade of Coolum roundabout and new Mt Coolum on-ramps to the Sunshine Motorway to help Queensland build its way out of recession and create nearly 100 new jobs. LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander made the announcement today with Ninderry MP Dan Purdie and…