$1 million for parking and safety at Coolum SHS

The safety of students will be given a significant boost with the announcement of close to $1million in funding to upgrade Coolum State High School’s parking and drop off zones. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie congratulated the school and the P&C for all their hard work and successful lobbying efforts which

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New Coolum Police Station to become a reality

Works are set to commence on the new $2.8million Coolum Police Station following a long campaign spear-headed by former police office and now local MP Dan Purdie. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie said he had promised to hold the government to account to deliver the new police station, following 15 years

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Purdie puts ball skills to the test with netball title

He’s the first to admit his ball skills need work, but that hasn’t stopped Ninderry MP Dan Purdie proudly accepting the role of Patron of Sunshine Coast Netball Association. Earlier this month Dan was officially announced as a patron for the Association, which represents more than 12 clubs and 2000+

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Eco warriors take out Australia Day honours

One of the coast’s most recognised environmental groups has been named this year’s Community Group of the Year at the annual Coolum Lions Australia Day Awards. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie congratulated Coolum and Northshore Coast Care for taking out this year’s title from a field of deserving contenders. “For more

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Christmas cheer flows for emergency service heroes

Christmas cheer was flowing when Ninderry MP Dan Purdie teamed with the Imperial Hotel to distribute cartons of Eumundi Beer to local emergency service personnel this week. In a gesture of thanks and gratitude for their efforts, Dan and the team from the Imperial delivered cartons of the craft beer

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Residents safety fears allayed with speed limit win

Residents living on a narrow winding section of Yandina Bli Bli Road have had their safety concerns addressed after TMR responded to calls to reduce the speed limit. Ninderry MP Dan Purdie said he had met with a group of residents earlier this year who feared they would become a

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Nominate a local hero for annual awards

On International Volunteers Day (5 Dec), Ninderry MP Dan Purdie is encouraging locals to think about recognising the efforts of community volunteers and nominating them for a Coolum Beach LionsAustralia Day Award. Dan caught up with members of the 2019 Coolum Beach LionsAustralia Day Community Group of the Year, Quota

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Carols event marks Christmas countdown

Did you know there’s only around 50 sleeps until the big man in the big red suit arrives to delight families and children around the globe? If that seems too far away, you can get a sneak peek when he makes a special appearance at the annual Doonan Christmas Carols

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Reel opportunities for fishing success story

Dean Jackson’s lifelong goal has always been to make a positive difference to his greatest passion, fishing. Now he’s sharing that dream with others, by giving the next generation a unique opportunity to follow in his footsteps and build a career in the fishing industry. Sunshine Coast Fishing (SCF) may

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Community heroes praised in Parliament

Ninderry MP Dan Purdie has recounted the extraordinary efforts of emergency service personnel which saved the local community from disaster when a bushfire rapidly spread across Peregian last week. Mr Purdie used Parliament to place on record the gratitude and thanks of the wider community to all those who played

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