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…

Good news for Mooloolaba boaties

Mooloolaba boaties are now benefiting better access to the harbour thanks to the nearly $1 million worth of works to upgrade the two public boat ramps. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the upgrade was another great example of the Queensland Government delivering on its election commitment to provide better marine infrastructure.  “I’m pleased to…

Maroochydore bus station taxi trial begins

Helping people get home safely is the aim of a new late-night taxi pick-up zone at the Maroochydore bus station from Friday night.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson, who championed the move, said the 12-month trial was in response to community concerns.  “This new taxi zone will ensure people can wait in an area with…

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…