Nature Play to get Sunshine Coast kids outdoors

Sunshine Coast children will be on a mission to find the 15,000th Nature Play passport with a ‘golden ticket’ as they switch from screen time to green time through the Queensland Government’s Nature Play initiative.  Minister for Recreation and Sport, Steve Dickson said the Government wanted to encourage young Queenslanders to have fun and healthy…

State funding boost for not-for-profit groups

Local community organisations in the Maroochydore electorate are about to receive their share of the latest round of State Government Community Grants. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the grants were a significant financial injection to local hardworking not-for-profit groups and allowed dedicated volunteers to focus on continuing their good work. “Our local groups play…

Sports clubs urged to Get in the Game

Sunshine Coast sport and recreation clubs are urged to apply for funding in the next round of the Queensland Government’s highly successful Get Going and Get Playing funding programs. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said there was more than $24.5 million dollars available for Queensland clubs under this new round of Get in the Game…

Local funding available for Anzac commemoration projects

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has encouraged Sunshine Coast organisations to apply for second round funding of the Queensland Government’s Anzac Community Grants program. Ms Simpson said the $13.5 million program provided funding for local communities to commemorate the sacrifice made by community members during the First World War. “ANZAC day is a special time…

Improved disability access for Nambour

Passengers with mobility issues will find it easier to access public transport following the Queensland Government’s recent installation of new disabled parking bays at Nambour train station. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said better access for passengers with a disability delivered on the Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services. “We have listened…

Boost for flood defences on the Sunshine Coast

Stormwater and drainage networks in three flood-prone areas of the Sunshine Coast will be bolstered through the Newman and Abbot Governments’ Natural Disaster Resilience Program to protect Queensland communities. Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the works in Alexandra Headland and Yandina would improve stormwater drainage and prevent more than 200 homes and…

Strong reforms ensure a Safe Night Out on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast families will be able to enjoy a safe night out following the Government’s introduction of a comprehensive package of reforms designed to end alcohol and drug-related violence. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the Government was delivering on its strong plan to end senseless deaths and violence and make Queensland the safest place…

Strong Plan delivers brighter future for Sunshine Coast region

The 2014-15 State Budget continues to deliver a strong plan for a brighter future for all of Queensland, including the Sunshine Coast region. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said the budget outlined the Government’s plan to secure Queensland’s finances by making the strongest and smartest choice to reduce debt. “It carefully balances increases in education, health and…

Bruce Highway budget funding win for the Sunshine Coast

I am pleased to see further funding announced for the Bruce Highway upgrades between Caboolture and the Sunshine Motorway interchange. This will include ‘six laning’ works and two new interchanges from Caloundra Road to the Sunshine Motorway and interchange upgrades between Caboolture and Caloundra.– $24.5 million to commence Stage 1 of a two-stage $1.134 billion,…

$2.2million budget win for new Coolum Police Station

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson was delighted with today’s budget announcement of funding to relocate Coolum Police Station to South Coolum Road adjacent to the Queensland Ambulance Service. Ms Simpson has campaigned for a permanent home for Coolum’s Police Station to replace the temporary site which has been leased since 2005. In 2012 the Queensland…