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…

Independence Day for Maroochydore State High School

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson congratulated Maroochydore State High School on being named among 50 Queensland state schools to become Independent Public Schools next year. Maroochydore State High School was selected from more than 80 expressions of interest state wide and would become one of 130 total Independent Public Schools in Queensland next year. Ms…

Local sports funding winners announced

  “Ripper, bonza, you beauty” are just some of the reactions from Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson over news that Sunshine Coast sporting clubs have won grants in the State Government’s latest grants rounds.    Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said she was thrilled to announce that the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club and the Mooloolaba…

Sunshine Coast Triathlons Secured until 2018

The future of major triathlon events on the Sunshine Coast has been secured thanks to more than $3 million in State Government funding. Following successful negations with IRONMAN Asia Pacific, the Noosa and Mooloolaba Triathlons will continue for a further three years, providing on-going benefits for tourism and the region’s economy. Member for Maroochydore Fiona…

Pedestrian safety boost for Marcoola

Marcoola pedestrians crossing David Low Way will benefit from a $288,000 safety boost. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said work will start from mid-November on a new pedestrian refuge on David Low Way, near Seaside Boulevard. “We’re pleased to deliver this new pedestrian refuge for the local community, which will help improve safety for pedestrians…