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…

State funding boost for local community groups

Maroochydore’s Suncare Community Service and the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club are among those who were successful under the latest round of State Government community funding. It’s part of millions of dollars provided across Queensland through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the…