Funding win for local seniors group

Sunshine 60 and Better Group will receive $230,023 after securing funding from the Queensland Government. The funding is part of the Government’s commitment to deliver Seniors Participation and Support Programs. Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson has welcomed the funding and thanked Sunshine 60 and Better organisers and participants who work together to keep seniors fit,…

Carers Week celebrates our dedicated carers

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is encouraging residents to acknowledge the hard work of local carers during Carers Week, which will be held from 12 to 18 October.   Ms Simpson said that half a million people in Queensland provide care and assistance to loved ones who need help with everyday tasks because of disability,…

Spring funding boost 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 $183,984 would help these hardworking groups to continue their invaluable work in the local community. “Our local groups play a huge…

Have your say on Sunshine Coast Airport expansion

The next step in the potential expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport which will create more than 1500 long-term jobs and provide a major economic boost for the region is underway, with the independent Coordinator-General releasing an environmental impact statement for public comment.  Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said…

Students to get Great Results from extra funding

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed today’s announcement of more than $1 million in additional funding for schools in her electorate from the second round of Great Results Guarantee.   Ms Simpson said that $1,175,368 would go directly to the five schools in the Maroochydore electorate in 2015, which is over $350,000 more than last…