Pedestrian safety steps up on Aerodrome Road

Pedestrian safety on Aerodrome Road will be improved with a new signalised pedestrian crossing between May Street and Fourth Avenue. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said works would start this week. “The new facility will provide a safer and easier crossing for pedestrians on Aerodrome Road,” Ms Simpson said.  “Local residents have lobbied for an…

More State funding released to clear school maintenance backlog

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed the second round of the State Government’s $300 million commitment to revitalise Queensland state schools.  Ms Simpson said the investment was part of the Advancing Our Schools Maintenance Fund, targeting school maintenance backlogs. “Thanks to the latest round of funding 5 schools in Maroochydore electorate will receive over…

Join the drive to save lives

Local drivers have the chance to Join the Drive to save lives by taking part this year’s Christmas road safety message. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said that film crews will be in Mooloolaba at the Mantra Sirocco Resort, on Thursday 21st November from 9.00 am to 10.30 am to record feedback from the community…

Sunshine Coast aerospace precinct takes off

The Sunshine Coast Airport’s new aerospace precinct has launched with Machjet International cementing its tenancy today and new economic opportunities taking off in a way not possible under the previous Labor Government. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney turned the first sod at the Marcoola airport site today and…

Local education leaders meet with Minister

Empowering local school communities and getting better outcomes for students is a key focus of the Education Minister’s roundtable with local principals hosted by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Ms Simpson organised the forum, to give local education leaders in her electorate a direct input into policy and provide feedback to Education Minister John Paul…

Lifeguard tower restored to Mooloolaba beach

Lifeguards at Mooloolaba have a birds-eye view again to keep watch over swimmers and surfers thanks to natural disaster funding assistance from the State and Federal Government. Sunshine Coast Council has now completed restoration works to resurrect the lifeguards observation tower, which was removed for safety reasons earlier this year due to severe coastal erosion…