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…

Labor’s road figures wrong

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today said Labor’s figures on roads did not add up and needed correcting. Ms Simpson, discussing issues in her electorate, said Labor had been wrongly advised when claiming funding for Maroochydore Road was cut in the State’s budget. Ms Simpson said the opposite was true as she confirmed that almost…

Free sports coaching workshops for local communities

Member for Maroochydore, Fiona Simpson has invited community sporting groups to build their credentials with free coaching workshops to be held on the Sunshine Coast this month. The strength and conditioning workshop on 18 September will cover the use of a strength and conditioning program as well as information on weightlifting, core strength training and…

Pacific Paradise pedestrian, cycle path complete

  The long-awaited cycle and pedestrian path between the Maroochy River Bridge and Ocean Drive, Pacific Paradise, is set to open to the community today.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the 2.3km path was a vital connection between existing cycling and pedestrian facilities.   “I am really glad to see this pedestrian and…

Celebrating Seniors Week at Allora Gardens with a song

Seniors week was celebrated with a song at Allora Gardens today with Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson joining in.  Ms Simpson, who hosted the event, said she believed Seniors Week (18 to 26 August) was an important opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions that seniors made to our community. “Honouring our older citizens’ achievements and…