State funding boost for local community groups

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars in grants to local community groups has been welcomed by Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson. Ms Simpson said the allocation of $228,351 for 11 local community groups under the latest State Government funding rounds would strengthen the volunteer work. Millions of dollars have been provided across Queensland through…

Access changes at Sunseeker Parade near Sunshine Plaza

As work on the Maroochydore bus station progresses there will be changes to vehicle access at Sunseeker Parade near Sunshine Plaza. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the changes were needed to allow for the safe operation of buses using the new northbound platform and to ensure pedestrian safety. “Works at the Sunseeker Parade intersection…

Maroochydore MP welcomes Budget boosts

A $45 million boost to health funding  to tackle Sunshine Coast waiting lists was welcome news in today’s State Budget, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson said the funding would improve access to general, orthopaedic surgery, medicine, ear, nose and throat and gastroenterology services. “I appreciate the big focus initially was on…

Local disaster affected clubs get funding boost

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today that two flood and storm damaged sporting clubs in the Maroochydore electorate will receive a funding boost thanks to the State Government’s disaster recovery funding boost. Fiona Simpson said that the Maroochydore Beach Bowls Club and the Coolum Football Club  will receive funding from the State Government’s Sport…

$23,592 funding boost for local community groups

Six volunteer and community groups in the Maroochydore electorate will share in $23,592 in funding from the Queensland Government to purchase essential equipment to continue their good work helping others. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said this first round of the $4 million Caring for our Community grants program was delivering on a Newman Government…

New marine system to keep Maroochy River safe

The Maroochy River is set to receive a new, permanent marine safety system today after public consultation. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said it was important this regularly used river was safe for all users. “The community feels very strongly about this safety of this river. The changes are complimenting existing legislation to keep the…

“Thanks a million” to our Sunshine Coast Volunteers

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson celebrated National Volunteer Week with 260 Sunshine Coast volunteers at a sausage size in Cotton Tree Park. Fiona Simpson and Mayor Mark Jamieson joined with Volunteering Sunshine Coast to honour our volunteers for their important contribution to our local community. Valued volunteers were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and…

School road safety boost for Maroochydore High

The State Government is ramping up its commitment to improving safety around school zones with flashing light signs being installed at seven Sunshine Coast schools. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the ongoing program aimed at installing school flashing lights at split campuses and on multi-lane roads across Queensland would be finished by June. “I…

Funding wins for local community groups

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed news of State Government funding of a total of $165,233 for eight local community groups in her electorate. In the latest round of funding through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund money was awarded to: Mooloolaba Coast Guard $19,332 Upgrade IT and weather…