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…

Sunshine Coast enjoys high level of water security

Sunshine Coast families and businesses have a very high level of water security irrespective of the situation in local water storages. Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle said the Queensland Government’s strong plan for the water sector – WaterQ – placed a priority on responsible and efficient water management. “The 30 year strategy is about delivering…

Maroochydore High School’s gateway to success

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated Maroochydore State High School for their success at training students for jobs in the food and wine industry through the Gateway to Industry Schools Program.   Ms Simpson said that the Queensland Government was investing an extra $900,000 to continue the program in schools across the state.  …