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…

State funding boost for local community groups

News of just over $70,000 in grants to five local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds has been welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Funding from the latest  round of grants from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund will provide welcome financial support for local…

New pedestrian refuge at Yaroomba

Pedestrians will find it easier to cross David Low Way at Yaroomba with plans for a new pedestrian refuge. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the new refuge would improve safety and convenience for pedestrians crossing David Low Way. “There is still some final consultation to be finished over the design but the location is…

No time for speeding on Sunshine Coast roads

 Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson is reminding all Sunshine Coast motorists to slow down and don’t get distracted over the Easter holiday season. Ms Simpson said that the State Government was launching a series of new road safety television advertisements across Queensland. “Speed and inattention kill. It’s a very sobering message but we want people…

Affordable housing scheme delivers on the Coast

Low income families on the Sunshine Coast continue to benefit from the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) with 485 affordable dwellings provided under the scheme so far. Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander said that the scheme was delivering on the Government’s election promise to lower the cost of living for families.   “Boosting…

Maroochydore Road set for smoother drive

Maroochydore Road will receive a $2.4 million boost to improve the quality of the road surface making it a smoother, safer ride for motorists. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Member for Buderim Steve Dickson today announced that works along another two sections of Maroochydore Road would begin at the end of the month. “The…

2 years of local achievements

A TURN around in Sunshine Coast job creation figures as a well as a 40 % cut to the public housing waiting list in the Maroochydore Electorate  were two of the most satisfying stories for the Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson on the second anniversary of the State Government coming to power. “It’s an honour…