Simpson to deliver new tourism signage for Maroochy North Shore Scenic Drive

Published: Comments:
Elections Political Queensland Government Tourism Tourist Destinations

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   

Visitors to the Sunshine Coast will find their way around the Maroochy North Shore with ease thanks to an LNP commitment to fund new road signage on the Sunshine Motorway.
 
Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson met with members of the Marcoola business community today to announce news of $150,000 in funding for better tourism signage on the Sunshine Motorway if LNP win Government at the next election.
 
Ms Simpson said that business owners in North Shore towns such as Marcoola and Pacific Paradise had frequently asked for more signage for the Sunshine Motorway to better direct tourists to their accommodation and businesses.
 
“Business owners and accommodation providers have been asking me to help with a solution so that visitors can take a more direct route and discover the hidden gems of the Maroochy North Shore area.
 
“But there's a limit to how many towns can be listed on current directional signage and still be clearly seen,” Ms Simpson said.
 
“The answer is to boost tourism signage to show more destinations with greater clarity.  This will help visitors to towns like Marcoola, Pacific Paradise and Mt Coolum so they're less likely to miss the correct exit and end up in Coolum.
 
“New tourism signage on the Sunshine Motorway north of the Maroochy River will help inform visitors to the Maroochy North Shore."
 
President of the North Shore Traders Association Eric Van Meurs said this was welcome news for small businesses in the area who were keen to attract more customers and see the local community prosper.
 
“The Maroochy North Shore area is a very special place and we want to make it easier for visitors to find us so they can stay in our fantastic accommodation, enjoy our unspoilt beaches and spend money in our local shops, cafes and restaurants,” Mr Van Meurs said.
 
“Fiona has heard the concerns of local businesses and this is a great solution.”
 
Ms Simpson said that small business is the backbone of the Sunshine Coast economy and the main provider of local jobs.
 
“Small business owners are often mums and dads who work hard to provide an income for their families and employment opportunities for our young people so they don’t have to move away to find work,” Ms Simpson said.
 
Ms Simpson said that a vote for anyone other than the LNP will see a return of a do-nothing Labor Government which has failed to support small business.
 
“I want to keep the Sunshine Coast beautiful and ensure that our local communities prosper,” Ms Simpson said.
 
Improving tourism signage on the Sunshine Motorway is part of our plan to support local communities on the Sunshine Coast and Build a Better Queensland.”

 
Fiona Simpson MP, Member for Maroochydore : View Full Profile
Suite 1, Cnr First and Memorial Avenues, Maroochydore
07 5406 7100
Fiona Simpson MP, Member for Maroochydore
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Minister must answer questions on Sekisui traffic impacts 22 June 2018 | The State Government still has questions to answer about the traffic impacts of the Sekisui/Yaroomba Beach development, State MP Fiona Simpson said today. More information...
Labor rips off small businesses with new tax 12 June 2018 | Queensland small businesses have been hit with a new waste tax in today's State Labor Budget which will cost them and their customers $1.3 billion over the next four years. More information...
Safer shared housing options for retired Coast women 31 May 2018 | Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson and Member for Noosa Sandy Bolton attended the launch of the Better Together Housing project today at Suncoast Community Legal Service in Maroochydore. More information...
Simpson calls on the Premier to give Sunshine Coast a fair go 17 May 2018 | Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has called on the Premier to keep her election promise to be a Premier for all Queensland by giving the Sunshine Coast its fair share of funding for infrastructure. More information...
Simpson asks why the delay and secrecy over Mt Coolum plan 10 May 2018 | Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson has called on the Government to release the long-overdue review of the Mt Coolum National Park Management Plan for public consultation. More information...
Small business owners have their say at Coast forums 16 April 2018 | Sunshine Coast business owners will have an opportunity to provide feedback on what’s important to them at a FREE small business forum to be held tomorrow night in Maroochydore. More information...
Coast residents face more hikes in water bills to pay for Labor's debt 11 April 2018 | Sunshine Coast residents are facing another price slug on their water bills to pay for Labor Government’s $9 billion SEQ water grid. More information...
Simpson calls on Mayor to play with straight bat 05 April 2018 | State MP Fiona Simpson has called on Mayor Jamieson to stop playing secret games over Council’s plans for the entertainment and convention centre which she said were fuelling concerns about a possible casino. More information...
Simpson calls on Council to apply for state government funding to progress plans for Convention Centre 03 April 2018 | The Sunshine Coast could miss out on State Government funding to help progress an Entertainment, Convention and Exhibition Centre in the new Maroochydore CBD if Council fails to lodge a submission by April 9. More information...
Why the flood study delay? 05 February 2018 | Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson has questioned why the State Government has delayed releasing the promised independent flood study concerning the proposed Twin Waters West development. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service