Simpson supports Child Protection Week

Protecting our children is everyone’s business and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is supporting the fantastic work of Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS) as part of child protection week. Ms Simpson said that Child Protection Week, which runs from 7–13 September 2014, aims to raise the profile of child protection issues, including the role…

Think Queensland and buy local

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson will be trying her hand at selling newspapers and magazines this weekend to spread the word about the 2014 Queensland Small Business Week and Buy Locally Saturday campaign. Ms Simpson said that Queensland Small Business Week (1 – 6 September) celebrates the outstanding contribution small business makes to our economy.…

School maintenance backlog slashed

Five schools in the Maroochydore electorate are set to receive their share of a $650,000 Fixing Our Schools funding boost this year, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Ms Simpson said the investment was thanks to the third round of the State Government’s $300 million commitment to revitalise Queensland state schools and will clear…

New roads and more jobs for the Sunshine Coast

Plans for a $440 million road project to slash congestion for drivers between Caloundra and Maroochydore and create 2,500 jobs for the Sunshine Coast have been unveiled today. Premier Campbell Newman said the proposed infrastructure project addressed concerns raised by Sunshine Coast members that local roads would become congested when the Sunshine Coast University Hospital…

Sunshine Coast MPs release roadmap to Coast jobs

State MP Fiona Simpson has welcomed the Premier’s announcement of a $440 million congestion-busting road plan to fix the Sunshine Motorway and access to the new hospital.   Ms Simpson said the Sunshine Coast MPs are working together to put forward a plan for the duplication of the Sunshine Motorway into Mooloolaba, a redesigned Mooloolah…

Investment in local arts boosts Sunshine Coast economy

Local residents will have more access to arts and cultural events, with a State Government grant helping bolster the sector.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the State was granting the Sunshine Coast Regional Council $ 68,480 from the Regional Arts Development Fund as part of an ongoing partnership between state and local governments to deliver professional…

Maroochydore bus station taxi trial expands

Local residents and visitors to the Maroochydore entertainment precinct will soon benefit from an expansion of the  bus station taxi rank trial. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said feedback from patrons and taxi drivers had led to the move to use the Maroochydore bus interchange as a taxi rank later at night – not just…