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…

Maroochydore Bus Station rescheduled

  Demolition works in preparation for the Maroochydore Bus Station have re-commenced but the completion date for this project has now pushed out to 2013, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today.   Member for Maroochydore criticised the previous State Government who previously announced that it would be built by the end of 2011 but…

Fiona Simpson honours Sunshine Coast Volunteers

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today celebrated National Volunteer Week by honouring Sunshine Coast Volunteers for their important contribution to our local community. Ms Simpson presented valued volunteers with a Certificate of Appreciation at a morning tea jointly hosted by Volunteering Sunshine Coast. National Volunteer Week provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers…

Urgent road safety measures needed on Sunshine Motorway

Urgent action to improve road safety on the Sunshine Motorway south of Coolum was required Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today, following two recent tragic accidents. I have taken this up with the new Transport Minister. “Ultimately the answer will be a major road duplication but in the meantime a relatively simple upgrade with…

Dredging Update – Mooloolah River Mouth

Recent good weather and calm conditions have been welcome news for dredging operations at the mouth of the Mooloolah River. The ‘Saibai’ has now been able to dredge a channel in the sand bar down to the required depth for the safe passage of vessels crossing the Mooloolah River Bar The dredge will now concentrate on the…

Simpson urges caution over airport sales talk

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today urged caution over talk of a possible Sunshine Coast airport sell-off as being the answer to the airport’s future development.   Ms Simpson, responding to speculation in today’s media, said she believed a sell-off into private hands was not necessarily in the interest of the regional economy which the…