Maroochydore bus station contract awarded

Construction is about to begin on the new Maroochydore bus station with the awarding of a $6.8 million contract today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the contract had been awarded following a competitive tender process for the delivery of this crucial piece of infrastructure for public transport passengers. “Golding Contractors has been awarded the…

Queensland Inspirational Women’s Award Nominee

Speaker of the Queensland Parliament and Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson today congratulated Maroochydore resident Linley Erskine on being nominated for the Speaker’s inaugural Inspirational Women’s Awards for her work in pioneering a disability support agency “A Key for Me”.   Linley Erskine was chosen by community members to represent the Maroochydore electorate at a…

11 New Police on the Beat for the Sunshine Coast

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news that 11 new first year police constables have been added to the Sunshine Coast Police force.   In a ceremony today Minister Dempsey congratulated and welcomed the induction of 128 new First Year Constables (FYC) from the Oxley Queensland Police Service (QPS) Academy. The Minister announced that 11…

Dredging pipeline to improve safety

Boaties will be the winners with a new $750,000 permanent dredging pipeline to be installed at the entrance channel to Mooloolaba Harbour. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the pipeline, which would be submerged under the river, meant dredging will now have little impact on vessel traffic in and out of the harbour. “A contract…

Good news at Harbour Entrance

AFTER extreme rough weather over the last few weeks which belted the Sunshine Coast shoreline, there is some good news at Mooloolaba Harbour entrance. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said local company Hall’s Contracting had successfully cut through the sand shoal which came around Point Cartwright during cyclonic conditions and deposited in the channel. The…

$5 million funding for Maroochydore Rd rehabilitation works

Further rehabilitation works on Maroochydore Road are to continue thanks to an additional $5 million in funding from the Queensland Government, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has campaigned for these much-needed repairs to be extended to include additional sections of this vital road following the completion of recent…

Mooloolaba Harbour Update

  The Mooloolaba Harbour is open for business, Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said today.   A shoal has built up at the mouth of the Mooloolah River after more than a week of extreme weather conditions but the channel is still clear to 1.8m at the lowest tide.   However, mariners are urged to…