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…

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…