State Cabinet to meet on Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast residents will have the opportunity to meet with Queensland Government Ministers when Community Cabinet meets in the region next month. Premier Campbell Newman said it was a great time for locals to raise issues that affect the region. “My Government is committed to governing for all Queenslanders and these meetings make sure we…

New facilities a boost for Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson opened a new shade structure and storage shed on Saturday 24th May at the Mooloolaba Outrigger Canoe Club, coinciding with the national outrigger marathon titles being hosted by the club. Ms Simpson said the Queensland Government had contributed $65,758 towards the project through…

Funding wins for local community legal services

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today welcomed news of a three year funding commitment from the Queensland Government for the delivery of free or low-cost legal services to vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders.   Fiona Simpson MP has announced that two local service providers will receive funding from the Legal Practitioner Interest on Trust Accounts Fund…

More health capacity, activity on the Sunshine Coast

Increased public hospital activity, capacity and performance on the Sunshine Coast have been highlighted by new waiting list performance data to be published by the Queensland Government on Monday. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service was catering for increasing growth and patient demand – with an extra 110 public…

State funding boost for local community groups

Sunshine Coast community and volunteer groups will share in more than $1.5 million of state government funding to help them purchase essential items and equipment. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the latest funding round of the Caring for our Community program was delivering on the Queensland Government’s election promise to revitalise frontline services. Ms…

Locals to celebrate the power of volunteering

Maroochydore Fiona Simpson will celebrate this year’s National Volunteer Week with Sunshine Coast volunteers at a sausage size in Cotton Tree Park on Friday 16th May. (NOW CWA HALL, MEMORIAL AVE, MAROOCHYDORE DUE TO RISK OF RAIN). Fiona Simpson and Cr Stephen Robinson will join with Volunteering Sunshine Coast to honour local volunteers for the…

Coolum Soccer funding win gets more kids into sport

Kids just wanna have fun while playing soccer on the new inflatable field at Coolum Football Club, State MP Fiona Simpson discovered today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson was visiting the Coolum Football Club today to see firsthand how State Government funding was being put to good use to encourage younger kids to play sport.…

Future bright for women’s sport on the Sunshine Coast

A who’s who of female sporting identities has hit the Sunshine Coast to develop a game-plan for increased involvement in sport and recreation among women and girls. The meeting is the first round table of the Queensland Government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women and Girls in Sport and Recreation, which includes elite athletes, academics and…

Maroochydore bus station taxi trial

The Newman Government will implement a new late-night taxi pick-up zone providing a safer place to wait for a cab on the Sunshine Coast. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the new taxi zone will be trialled for 12 months at the new Maroochydore Bus Station. “Under…