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…

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…