The $2.1 million expansion of Maroochydore Basketball Stadium is already opening opportunities for sport on the Sunshine Coast and helping local clubs to grow. Read more about this project and other happenings in my divisional newsletter. Expect to see it in your letterbox in the next few days or jump online to view an electronic copy: http://bit.ly/crNewsletter
Today I had the pleasure of attending a site visit to the Coles development project in the Sippy Downs Town Centre.
I was joined by Coles representatives, the building foreman, a council planner and one of our civil engineers.
During the tour I had the opportunity to walk inside the building and see the progress being made to date.
So what’s happening?
– The walls and roof beams are up.
– Roofing and insulation is being installed.
– Plumbing is occurring along with site drainage.
– A new right turn lane has been installed on Sippy Downs Drive.
The project is progressing well despite the weather with areas of the site holding water showing the need for adequate draininge.
A few questions raised by the community:
Q) When will the centre open?
A) Early 2017.
Q) When can residents apply for jobs?
A) Recruitment will occur during November 2016. Please checkout www.coles.com.au to raise your interest in working for the store.
Q) Will there be enough parking and how will it be regulated to stop students parking there?
A) There will be 170 parking spaces and the centre will have timed parking which will be monitored by parking regulators.
Sunshine Coast CouncilMedia release
June 3, 2016
Visit Disaster Hub website for all weather updates
The latest weather forecasts remain consistent with earlier predictions that the Sunshine Coast may receive rainfall of up to 250mm or more within 24 hours, abnormally high tides, dangerous surf and damaging winds.
The Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) will remain activated throughout the weekend.
Acting Local Disaster Coordinator John Gallina urged the community to prepare their homes and businesses for possible flooding.
“With the possibility of an east coast low situation like this, the weather can change very quickly and so it’s important the community is prepared in advance,” Mr Gallina said.
“If we do see 250mm of rain in a short period of time it is very likely there will be some flooding – water levels on the high tide on Saturday night and Sunday morning are likely to exceed the highest tide of the year.
“If you know from previous similar weather events that your home or business may be inundated with water, please be prepared.
“If you are concerned about the possibility of flooding please consider DIY sandbagging to help keep the SES available for those who are not able – there are instructions and a list of hardware stores who sell sandbags on the Disaster Hub website.
“Disaster Hub also has all the information needed to be prepared before, during and after a severe weather event – including weather warnings and road closures.”
At this stage the weather has not impacted flights at Sunshine Coast Airport.
Further updates will be issued as required.
· Move your car under cover or away from trees
· Secure loose outdoor items
· Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees
· Beware of fallen trees and powerlines
· Keep clear of creeks and storm drains
· Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and
stay well away from surf-exposed areas
· Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items. For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
It was an absolute pleasure to join with SDDCA representative Matt Druce this afternoon to discuss the recent construction activity which began earlier today officially launching the commencement of works at the new Coles supermarket on Sippy Downs Drive at Sippy Downs.
Coles will feature 100 new jobs for local residents, a 4000m2 supermarket plus 1500m2 of land in the Sippy Downs Town Centre for a future community centre and library.
I have had a vested and long standing interest in this project for many years. Whilst the project has faced a number of challenges, the delivery of this first stage marks a significant step forward for Sippy Downs and the local community.
Cr Christian Dickson
Division 6 Councillor
Sunshine Coast Council
0400 720 103