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…

More Funding to ‘Fix Our Schools’

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed the Newman Government’s commitment to provide a further $100 million to revitalise Queensland state schools. Ms Simpson said the Fixing Our Schools Fund would target Queensland schools with the biggest maintenance backlogs and was on top of the $200 million committed in last year’s budget. “Last year the…

Supporting vulnerable Sunshine Coast children

Some of the Sunshine Coast’s most vulnerable children and their carers will benefit from continued support thanks to a renewed funding commitment from the Queensland Government. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the Sunshine Coast Cooloola Sexual Abuse Prevention and Intervention Program would receive more than $620,000 each year over the next three years to…

More Funding Wins for Local Sports Clubs

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today welcomed news of further funding wins for sporting and recreation clubs in the Maroochydore electorate. Ms Simpson said that many clubs in her electorate had been successful in gaining grants of up to $10,000 for equipment and activities to increase membership in the first round of the State Government’s…

State Funding Wins for Coolum Clubs

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated the Coolum and District Netball Association and the Coolum Croquet Club on gaining funding through the first round of the Get Playing funding. Ms Simpson said that the Coolum and District Netball Association will receive $26,000 to install shade structures and the Coolum Croquet Club’s $4,900 grant will…

Maroochydore bus station contract awarded

Construction is about to begin on the new Maroochydore bus station with the awarding of a $6.8 million contract today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the contract had been awarded following a competitive tender process for the delivery of this crucial piece of infrastructure for public transport passengers. “Golding Contractors has been awarded the…