More State funding wins for local community groups

News of just over $140,000 in grants to seven local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds has been welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Ms Simpson said organisations within the Maroochydore electorate to receive funding through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund in this round…

New Ambos for the Sunshine Coast

News that extra paramedics will join the Sunshine Coast ranks was welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson who also rebuked false claims of staffing cutbacks. “Our area is growing and there has been no cutbacks in ambulance officer numbers. A media story that university students had been used to backfill to cover cutbacks was…

Ease the squeeze for Sunshine Coast commuters

Sunshine Coast commuters will benefit from double the capacity on a popular afternoon Nambour service from this week. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the 3.30pm Central to Nambour service would be boosted from a three carriage to a six carriage train. “Earlier this year, I asked Queensland Rail to look at smarter, more cost-effective…

Queensland Plan public forum

Local residents are invited to come along to my Queensland Plan forum to share their ideas on shaping the long-term future of our great State. When:              Friday 9th August Time:               1pm – 3pm Where:             Mike Ahern Centre, 12 First Avenue, Maroochydore     RSVP:              By Wednesday 7th August (Tel: 5443 7995 or Email: Maroochydore@parliament.qld.gov.au) We will be discussing…

$49,500 boost for local cycling infrastructure

Sunshine Coast cyclists will soon benefit from $49,500 in state government grant funding towards cycling infrastructure. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said funding has been awarded to Sunshine Coast Regional Council through the 2013-14 Cycle Network Local Government Grants program for the design of Cotton Tree cycling facilities.  “The Cotton Tree design project will include…

More women able to access BreastScreen Queensland

More women than ever before soon will have the opportunity to access breast screening through BreastScreen Queensland. Women aged between 50 and 74 will be able to have their screening performed by BreastScreen Queensland every two years.  Previously only women aged between 50 and 69 were eligible for the screening process. Member for Maroochydore Fiona…

Coast residents to keep scoring with Get in the Game

Families and sports clubs across the Maroochydore electorate will have the opportunity to Get in the Game, with the second round of funding for the State Government’s grassroots initiative to open this month. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said local families and clubs could apply for Get Started from 15 July, followed by Get Going…

Maroochydore Road receives $1million boost

  The State Government has committed an additional $1 million works on Maroochydore Road from the Sunshine Motorway east to Main Road. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said work on the 500m stretch would start in the forthcoming financial year. “This section was identified as a high priority for works and will link the areas…

Sunshine Coast receives 19 additional police officers

The Newman Government is delivering more police on the Sunshine Coast with 19 additional officers starting in the Sunshine Coast Police District since April 2012. Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the results of the Queensland Police Service’s (QPS) massive recruitment drive had been seen across the State. “In the last 12 months we have seen…