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…

Teamwork the focus of new regional team

Today the Sunshine Coast entered a new era with the local State Government MPs and councillors forming a regional partnership to drive the Coast forward. In attendance at the leadership roundtable at Lake Kawana Community Centre were Mayor Mark Jamieson and Sunshine Coast councillors, Speaker Fiona Simpson (MP Maroochydore), Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark…

Funding wins for Sunshine Coast community legal centres

Fiona Simpson MP has announced that two local Community Legal Centres (CLCs) will receive grants from the Legal Practitioner Interest on Trust Accounts Fund (LPITAF) for the 2013/14 financial year.   Centacare in Maroochydore will receive $146,910 in funding and Suncoast Community Legal Service Inc will be granted a total of $210,138.   Ms Simpson…