Maroochydore Road set for $3.2 million makeover

The Newman Government is delivering a smoother, safer driving surface for Maroochydore Road, thanks to a million-dollar makeover. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced works on the project would start this month with $3.2 million being invested in the first stage between the Main Road/Grieg Street intersection and Sunshine Homemaker Centre. “Road users and residents…

Sand shifter trial under way at Mooloolah River

  Sand shifting will soon begin at Mooloolaba Harbour, making it easier for boats to navigate.   Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the $350,000 bypass system would prevent sand entering the navigation channel.   “Sand will be removed before it crosses the entrance to Mooloolaba Harbour, and will then be transferred and deposited to…

Land secured for permanent site for Coolum Police Station

  Planning for the future location of Coolum’s new police station is now progressing with land being secured at South Coolum Road, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. The Minister for Police and Community Safety, Jack Dempsey has advised that a 6,000m2 parcel of land located at South Coolum Road, adjacent to the Queensland…

Funds boost flood recovery for local sporting clubs

The Queensland Government has approved funding of $28,542 for two sports club in Coolum and Mudjimba after flooding and storm damage earlier in the year. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the clubs would receive the funding under the Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program.  “A number of our local sport and recreation clubs were…

Asbestos delays demolition works for Maroochydore Bus Station

Timeframes for demolishing Maroochy House to make way for the new Maroochydore bus station have been extended due to workers finding Asbestos materials in the building.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson, who has lobbied hard for the bus station, said the latest setback was disappointing although she understood demolition works needs to be undertaken in accordance…

Yandina-Coolum Road faces safety review

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed news that a dangerous section of Yandina-Coolum Road faces a safety review. Ms Simpson said Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson had responded to concerns raised by her on behalf of Coolum residents for a review of the speed limit on a dangerous section between Toolborough and…

Sunshine Coast garages are crazy about Kevin

A young Sunshine Coast man enrolled in a State Government funded automotive industry employment course has faced the pleasant dilemma of having to choose between two employers offering him an apprenticeship on the same day. Eighteen-year-old Kevin West of Nambour chose to accept a position at Gavan Johnson Mechanical at Nambour where he is now…

Sunshine Coast jobseekers find work after jobs projects

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated thirteen Sunshine Coast jobseekers on their graduation from short-term government-funded work placement projects that have already paid off for five of them. Seven of the jobseekers have completed 16 weeks of full-time paid work coordinated through Community Solutions and six others have undertaken 16-week work placements, job search and literacy…