Team Sunshine Coast back Rail upgrade

The streets of Nambour were campaign central for the Sunshine Coast LNP team today as four Ministers, the Speaker and Nicklin Candidate Matt Trace threw their collective weight behind the Coast rail duplication. Andrew Powell, Jarrod Bleijie, Steve Dickson, Mark McArdle, Fiona Simpson and Matt Trace said only the LNP had a plan to create…

Marine funding delivers for Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast boaties are set to benefit from an upgrade to local marine infrastructure as part of the LNP Government’s $50 million Marine Infrastructure Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the latest round of marine infrastructure projects will deliver a new boat ramp and floating walkway for anyone using the Maroochy River.  “A new two-lane boat ramp and floating walkway will be built at Twin Waters, on Nojoor Road in the Maroochy River providing…

Real-time technology for Sunshine Coast buses

Sunshine Coast passengers can track the next bus from the palm of their hand with the Queensland LNP Government’s roll out of real-time info starting on the Sunshine Coast today.   Acting Transport and Main Roads Minister Andrew Powell said the new technology was one of the biggest changes to public transport technology since smart card…

Funding win to help keep Sunshine Coast environment beautiful

Christmas came early for local conservation volunteers today with a funding boost from the State Government’s Everyone’s Environment grant program. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson congratulated the groups on being awarded grants of up to $100,000 to help protect and rejuvenate the environment. Coolum & District Coast Care will receive $98,800 to undertake coastal ecosystem…

New site acquired for Coolum Men’s Shed

The Coolum Men’s Shed will have a new place to call home in the New Year, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today.   Ms Simpson said the Queensland Government had worked with the Men’s Shed Association to identify a suitable site for the Coolum Men’s Shed to relocate to.   The new 660m2 site…

Crack down on crime at local beaches

Beach Watch is a great new initiative to crack down on crime at our beaches, launched at Mooloolaba this week.Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson attended the launch with Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and Mayor Mark Jamieson. Beaches and the car parks that service them are often singled out as the subject for crime including theft…

Maroochydore disability accommodation opened

Three Sunshine Coast mates with complex disabilities are living in their new home in Maroochydore, following government funding to provide their support services.  Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis who officially opened the new home in Pippi Court, said it was wonderful to see happy residents and their families living the life they choose. “By revitalising…