The Queensland Plan

There has been a great response to the Queensland Plan in the Maroochydore electorate with 104 individual responses to the survey and over 40 people attending my round table forums.  Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to give me your feedback or completed the online survey. I have enjoyed catching up with…

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Supporting Women Scholarships program

The Department of Education, Training and Employment has announced the opening of round two of their Supporting Women Scholarship program for women considering future study in agriculture and environmental studies, architecture and building, engineering, earth science, or information technology. Scholarships of up to $20,000 are available for study from Certificate IV through to postgraduate courses…

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Premier’s Drama Awards

Budding playwrights can have their play professionally produced by winning the Premier’s 2014 Drama Award.   We are looking for playwrights who have a story about Queensland to tell.  The plays don’t have to be set in Queensland but the spirit of the award is about reflecting an aspect of Queensland life, from the past, present…

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Ease the squeeze for Sunshine Coast commuters

Sunshine Coast commuters will benefit from double the capacity on a popular afternoon Nambour service from this week. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said the 3.30pm Central to Nambour service would be boosted from a three carriage to a six carriage train. “Earlier this year, I asked Queensland Rail to look at smarter, more cost-effective…

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Queensland Plan public forum

Local residents are invited to come along to my Queensland Plan forum to share their ideas on shaping the long-term future of our great State. When:              Friday 9th August Time:               1pm – 3pm Where:             Mike Ahern Centre, 12 First Avenue, Maroochydore     RSVP:              By Wednesday 7th August (Tel: 5443 7995 or Email: Maroochydore@parliament.qld.gov.au) We will be discussing…

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$49,500 boost for local cycling infrastructure

Sunshine Coast cyclists will soon benefit from $49,500 in state government grant funding towards cycling infrastructure. Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson said funding has been awarded to Sunshine Coast Regional Council through the 2013-14 Cycle Network Local Government Grants program for the design of Cotton Tree cycling facilities.  “The Cotton Tree design project will include…

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