Zero tolerance for violence

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has expressed anger and sorrow over the latest tragic death on the Sunshine Coast, amidst recent public concerns about alcohol fuelled violence.   “As a community, we are appalled by this tragedy and as a society we must do all that we can to stop it happening,” Ms Simpson said.…

Local housing waiting list down by 40 per cent

New figures released this month reveal the social housing waiting list in the Maroochydore electorate has decreased by 40 per cent since the election of the Newman Government.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the number of households waiting for social housing assistance in the Maroochydore electorate had been cut to its lowest level…

Have your say on alcohol-related violence

Please take part in our on-line survey to share your views on alcohol-related violence, consumption of alcohol and liquor laws in Queensland. We are particularly seeking feedback from the 18-25 year old age group so please share this link. Alternatively, email me your feedback at Maroochydore@parliament.qld.gov.au.https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/alcoholviolencesurvey

Sunshine Coast dental wait lists slashed

The number of dental patients on the waiting list in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) has almost halved during the period February 2013 to December 2013.   Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said SCHHS issued 12,139 dental vouchers, of which 11,632 have already been claimed – giving patients access to dental care they…

Nominate a Sunshine Coast inspiring woman

State MP and Queensland Speaker Fiona Simpson is inviting nominations for a local “Queensland Inspiring Woman” to be honoured at a breakfast at Queensland Parliament House. Ms Simpson said the awards, which she is hosting, are to acknowledge the contributions made by the many amazing women in our communities,  in recognition of International Women’s Day.…

8 new police officers to join the Sunshine Coast beat

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today welcomed news that 8 more first year constables have joined the Sunshine Coast Police Service. Ms Simpson said the State Government is delivering on its election promise to revitalise frontline services.  “These new police officers are in addition to the 19 more police officers added to the Sunshine Coast…

Public invited to comment on Maroochydore city centre

Plans for the commercial transformation of the Maroochydore’s city centre have taken another step forward with the release for public comment of a proposed development scheme for the Sunshine Coast city. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney said the development scheme sets out the Queensland Government and local council’s…

Bright sparks join Energex’s Sunshine Coast ranks

Energex crews and the company’s field staff have just received a boost with Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle and local MP Fiona Simpson welcoming two new apprentices to Maroochydore. The apprentice Electrical Fitter Mechanics, Jordan Anstey and Steve English (pictured left to right), will learn all aspects of the region’s 11,000sqkm power grid.…

More funding for Great Results in local schools

All five state schools in the Maroochydore electorate have won almost $800,000 in funding to boost students’ learning, following the announcement of a new education program, Great Results Guarantee.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said it is part of the State Government’s commitment to better student outcomes.   “We want every student in Queensland…

Mooloolaba boat ramps set for major upgrade

A MAJOR $810,000 upgrade to Mooloolaba boating facilities is set to begin next week in order to boost access for boating and tourist community. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed the State-funded work on the ramps, located on Mooloolaba Harbour, at Parkyn Parade, saying it was a significant investment in local marine infrastructure. “The existing…