Funding for safer Aerodrome Road intersection

Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson welcomed news of a $174,000 funding announcement for road safety improvements at the intersection of the Aerodrome Road and Wirraway Street (near McDonalds) in Maroochydore. Ms Simpson, who lobbied for the upgrade, said this was in response to safety concerns raised by local residents. The proposed works will restrict the…

LNP supports Airport expansion project

State Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has welcomed today’s announcement by the Leader of the Opposition that a future LNP government would act as guarantor on a concessional loan worth over $100 million to build the new runway at the Sunshine Coast airport.  The agreement was secured following a visit by Mr Nicholls and Deputy…

Labor must deliver on Sunshine Coast projects

The LNP is calling on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to give some certainty to Sunshine Coast residents and deliver on a raft of much-needed infrastructure projects across the region. Since coming into Government, Labor has kept residents in the dark on key projects, including the Mooloolah River Interchange and the North Coast Rail Duplication. It’s…

Point Arkwright conservation area expands

Celebrating a win with the transfer of the old Point Arkwright Police reserve into the neighbouring Yinneburra conservation reserve is absolutely terrific, State MP Fiona Simpson said. Ms Simpson who has championed the expansion of the conservation area on behalf of the community and the transfer of the old police reserve said: “We've achieved a…

Speed limit reduction a win for local community

Members of the Yandina Creek community are celebrating a win for road safety with the announcement of a reduction in the speed limit to 80 km/h along a busy section of the Yandina-Coolum Road.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has campaigned on behalf of local residents and the Coolum Beach Christian College for the speed…

Funding win for local sports and community groups

Local sports and community groups have received a welcome funding boost through the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants. Ms Simpson said that almost $150,000 in grants will be paid to local groups in the Maroochydore electorate, including: Coolum Beach Junior Australian Football Club will receive $27,000 to upgrade facilities and equipment; Coolum…

LNP’s plan to boost local jobs

A LNP jobs plan will see up to 20,000 young Queenslanders in jobs, encourage apprentices to finish their training and incentivise employers to train and retain workers.  Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson,  in welcoming the State LNP's policy, said the Sunshine Coast had one of Australia's highest rate of business ownership. “Under an LNP State government…