Have your say on bus network review

The State Government is urging bus users to have their say about proposed changes to some of the Sunshine Coast bus routes and timetables as part of the South East Queensland bus network review, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Suggested changes can now be viewed on the TransLink website (www.translink.com.au) are bus users…

Tenders called for Maroochydore bus station

  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed the calling of tenders on the long awaited Maroochydore bus station.   Ms Simpson said preparation work on the site had been finalised, following the clearing of the former Dick Smith and Maroochy House sites.    “While there were some early delays to the project, the bus…

Work now started on Sunshine Motorway safety improvements

Funds for road safety improvements for the Sunshine Motorway between Mooloolaba and Peregian allocated in the State Government budget have now been brought forward so that work can get underway urgently, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Transport Minister Scott Emerson allocated new funds of $510,000 for this project in this year’s budget under…

Event funding boost for Maroochydore

Maroochydore has received a $15,000 funding boost from the Newman Government to support local events under the latest round of the Events Queensland Regional Development Program (EQRDP). Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey, said the Newman Government was proud to continue investing in Maroochydore as an events destination.…

Sunshine Motorway work to start

  The Queensland Government is investing almost $1 million to repair the pavement on the Sunshine Motorway at Coolum Beach.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the upgrade would provide a smoother and safer road for motorists.   “The department received a lot of feedback about this section because the speed limit was lowered…

Funding wins for local primary schools

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news that local primary schools in her electorate would benefit from new funding to support literacy and numeracy programs over the next four years. Ms Simpson said the Getting the Basics Right – Literacy and Numeracy grants are a welcome funding boost to help children on the right track…

Grants now available for community groups

Sunshine Coast community and volunteer groups can now apply for a share of $1.35 million in State Government funding to buy essential items to help their local communities. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the community groups should take advantage of the Newman Government’s Caring for our Community election commitment, which will provide a total…

Strategic Partnership

Sunshine Coast Council and local member Fiona Simpson have formed a strategic partnership to advance the major place making projects in Maroochydore. Mayor Mark Jamieson, Deputy Mayor Chris Thompson and Major Projects Portfolio holder Cr Tim Dwyer met with the Maroochydore MP  to advance the  process. “We need to work together to make these projects…

New era in access to local health data welcome

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news that from today Coast residents will be able to judge improvements in the performance of their local hospital on key data such as waiting times and emergency department access. Full details of local hospital performance and comparison data stretching back for 15 months is now available online for…