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…

Mooloolaba Harbour open for business

The entrance to the Mooloolaba Harbour is back in business again after the successfully dredging of the channel, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said. Ms Simpson said boaties would be pleased to know the problem entrance to the Mooloolah River, which had caused recreational and commercial boaties grave safety concerns due to a large sand…

Fiona Simpson is Principal for a Day in Maroochydore

Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson went back to school today to play the role of Principal for a Day at Maroochydore State Primary School in celebration of State Education Week. State Education Week is an annual series of events and programs celebrating state school education across Queensland. This year it is being held from Sunday 20…

Big Fred back to clear sand bar

Mooloolaba boaties welcomed news of the dredge Port Frederick’s return this weekend, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today. Maritime Safety Queensland has contracted the Port Frederick at a cost of $400,000 to clear the dangerous sand shoal which has caused problems for commercial and recreational boaties trying to enter the Mooloolaba Harbour. Delays were…