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…

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…