Hardship Grants available for flood affected residents

Sunshine Coast residents suffering hardship from flood damage are now eligible for financial help under an emergency declaration,  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Ms Simpson said the Minister for Police and Community Safety has recently approved the amended activation of the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). The area defined for receipt of…

Grants help keep Maroochy River waterways clean and protected

The health of Maroochy River waterways will be given a major boost thanks to the Newman Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants. Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell said Maroochy Waterwatch would receive $100,000 to support its work to keep the Maroochy River catchment and tributaries clean and protected from pollution. “This funding will help Maroochy Waterwatch…

Funding boost for local boaties

Sunshine Coast boaties and anglers will soon have better access to popular coastal spots with the Newman Government announcing two new floating walkways for Mooloolaba. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the projects would be delivered as part of the $120 million Marine Infrastructure election commitment to improve recreational boating and fishing facilities around the state.…

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…