Funding win for local sports and community groups

Local sports and community groups have received a welcome funding boost through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants. Ms Simpson said that nearly $100,000 in grants will be paid to local groups in the Maroochydore electorate, including: Volunteer Sunshine Coast will receive $28,700 to purchase a motor vehicle; Surf Life Saving Queensland…

Jobs pain for the Sunshine Coast

On the back of shocking unemployment figures last week which showed Queensland had the second worst unemployment rate in the nation, the latest regional data released this week shows 12,100 locals on the Sunshine Coast are unemployed. Queensland’s unemployment rate of 7.5 per cent was worse than Victoria, which is in Stage 4 lockdown. Across…

PEOPLE POWER WINS – M2M CYCLEWAY TO BE REDESIGNED

State MP Fiona Simpson is celebrating a win for the community with the Transport Department’s announcement to scrap the controversial design for the M2M cycleway through Alexandra Headland and go back to the drawing board. “We must get it right. The news came after I tabled the latest M2M Alex cycleway petition in Parliament with…

JOBS FORUM with Fiona Simpson MP & Ted O’Brien MP

The Sunshine Coast has been on of the hardest hit regions in Australia for COVID-19 job losses. That is why we are working together to rebuild our local economy and create jobs for the Sunshine Coast and want your input. When:   Monday, 14 September 2020 Where:  Maroochy Surf Club, 34 Alexandra Parade, Maroochydore Time:   …

Fishy $62,000 Coverup Threatens Mooloolaba Spit’s Future

Something fishy is going on at the end of Mooloolaba Spit and it’s not the seafood which has made the port so famous. The State LNP say  the Mooloolaba Spit’s future remains under threat as long as secrecy continues over State Government’s controversial plans investigating the commercial redevelopment of Mooloolaba Spit. Shadow Environment Minister David…

LNP Govt Will Scrap Controversial M2M Cycleway Design – $6.7m will Stay Local to Improve Bike and Pedestrian Paths and Develop a New Plan For Alex Beach

LNP Govt Will Scrap Controversial M2M Cycleway Design – $6.7m will Stay Local to Improve Bike and Pedestrian Paths and Develop a New Plan For Alex Beach The Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Steve Minnikin,  and local MP Fiona Simpson today pledged an LNP State Government will reject the current design of a…