Carport Approval DENIED

Carport Approval DENIED

Have you had a Carport Approval DENIED by Sunshine Coast Council or a Building Assessor?

Dear, Sippy Downs and District Community Members,

We are calling on local community members who have either had issues with getting approval for a carport on their residential property whether or not any boundary relaxations have been sought.

We have recently been contacted by a local resident who has the number of concerns surrounding the Sunshine Coast councils management and application of the regional planning scheme as it they relates to approvals of carports for residential properties across the district as they have recently had their Carport Approval DENIED.

Following contact with Sunshine Coast Council today regarding carport approval processes we have a number of concerns surrounding what appears to be an extremely subjective manner in which council officers interpret “Visual amenity” and “Performance Outcomes” through the approval process especially relating to the relaxation of minimum boundary distances.

We have been informed that Council officers consider the following “Performance Outcomes” with seemingly complete autonomy “choosing” based on their individual interpretation to approve or deny applications devoid of a tangible and measurable decision making processes.

Performance Outcomes
Garages, carports and sheds:-
(a) preserve the amenity of adjacent land and dwelling houses;
(b) do not dominate the streetscape;
(c) maintain an adequate area suitable for landscapes adjacent to the road frontage; and
(d) maintain the visual continuity and pattern of buildings and landscape elements within the street.

In addition it would appear from what we have been told that even if all of your neighbours “Interpret” a carport addition is ok with them you can still have you Carport Approval DENIED as the council officers “interpretation” overrides that of the property owner and neighbours.

This is something the SDDCA finds disturbing and intends to explore to to the fullest extent possible and as such we are reaching out to you, District Locals to tell us of your experiences with council approval for a carport on your property.

Please contact the Sippy Downs and District Community Association Management Team via info@sippydowns.org.au or simply complete the form below if you too are having or have had issues with the approval of a carport addition to your property.

SDDCA Management Team
www.sippydown.ORG.au

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Curious Creatures School Holiday Program

Curious Creatures School Holiday Program

If you’re looking for a great day out with the kids this summer, the Maroochy Botanic Gardens in Tanawha offers an exciting program of holiday workshops just for children kicking off tomorrow the 15th of Jan through to Fri the 18th.

Join local artists and educators to learn all about the curious creatures of the Sunshine Coast these school holidays.

Registration is essential, and spots will fill up fast so be sure to visit the website and book your spot today: https://buff.ly/2E9ZgF0

Header Image courtesy of Lizzie Connor vis Eventbrite Listing

This event is by Sunshine Coast Council

SOCCER REGISTRATIONS FOR 2019 NOW OPEN!

SOCCER REGISTRATIONS FOR 2019 NOW OPEN!

It’s hard to believe, but the 2019 season is just around the corner!

Registrations are now open.

Click to register: https://registrations.sccsa.org.au/login

Fees for next the next season will be as follows;
U6 to U8 – $150
U9 to U10 – $170
U11 and over – $190

Register and pay online before January 30, 2019 to enter our lucky prize draw!

We have worked hard to keep the registration fees as affordable as possible to ensure we keep kids active and out there participating in soccer. This has been achieved through everyone’s hard work volunteering and fundraising through the season. Our club has one of the most affordable fees – even within our Churches association.

Not only that but next year the kids will be running around the paddock in brand new jerseys – thanks to a generous sponsorship agreement with Banjo’s Bakery, Sippy Downs.

Can’t wait to see you all on the fields in the new year.

Sippy Downs Craft Market for Charity | Thurs Nov 22

Sippy Downs Craft Market for Charity | Thurs Nov 22

Bellflower Village in Sippy downs has a craft market at the community hall tomorrow (Thursday, Nov 22) from 10 – 1 pm. Many local crafts for sale just in time for Christmas.

Google Maps Directions to Bellflower Village

My Gran Frances is going to be selling all her wonderful succulents there – around $5 per plant!

Raising money for the View club who donate all money to the Smith family, learning for life for disadvantaged children charity! All profit goes to this. Get behind the ladies and gents who have so kindly donated their crafts/plants and time for a great cause.

Many thanks,

Cassie

Campaign to upgrade Scholars Drive ramps up

Campaign to upgrade Scholars Drive ramps up

Friday 19th October 2018

Mickelberg’s campaign to upgrade Scholars Drive ramps up: Premier needs to stump up

Yesterday in State Parliament Member for Buderim Brent Mickelberg again called on the Premier to put her money where her mouth is and fund Scholars Drive.

Mr Mickelberg tabled a petition to the Labor State Government and called on Premier Palaszczuk to: work with the Sippy Downs and Chancellor State College community; stump up the cash to fix Scholars Drive congestion; and prevent the unthinkable from happening before it is too late.

“As I reminded her yesterday, the Premier said on the 15th of May this year: ‘I always say that government works best when all levels of government work together.’ I couldn’t agree more Premier,” Mr Mickelberg said.

“Last week I stood beside Sunshine Coast Councillor Christian Dickson when he announced Council’s $200,000 investment to upgrade Scholars Drive and now I call on Premier Palaszczuk to step up.

“I urge the Premier to prove she meant what she said and work with the Sunshine Coast Council to fix the problem that is Scholars Drive and release the Sippy Downs community from their daily nightmare.

“It was a Labor Government that built a large school on a dead-end street and it’s time Premier Palaszczuk stumped up the money to fix the congestion caused by Labor’s own poor planning decisions.

“This is a great opportunity for Premier Palaszczuk to show the people of Sippy Downs that politics can be put aside when the safety of our kids is at stake. Scholars Drive is a disaster waiting to happen and Sippy Downs residents deserve better,”. Mr Mickelberg said.

“I will not stop fighting until Labor accept their part of this mess and fix Scholars Drive. The LNP committed $1 million dollars to a solution if elected to Government so why can’t Labor?

[ENDS] Media Contact: Cherie Beaumont-Tyson 0431 484 570

2nd Chance – Introduction to Electric Bikes group ride at Sippy Downs

2nd Chance – Introduction to Electric Bikes group ride at Sippy Downs

As published back on the 20th of September The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) has scheduled an “Introduction to Electric Bikes” group ride at Sippy Downs as part of this year’s Bike Week events. We have received funding from the Sunshine Coast Council to deliver 12 monthly rides across the region, and they are part of SCEC’s commitment to encouraging more sustainable transport choices for some journeys.

The first Sippy Downs ride was cancelled due to the weather with a second opportunity now available from 8 am to 10 am on Sunday 11 November, departing from Windmill Park, Oxford Close, Sippy Downs with a lovely ride scheduled along the lake, and thence into Brightwater estate.

The rides are free to participants, and bikes and helmets are supplied.  SCEC Reps will commence with a technical and safety briefing and finish with a friendly morning tea.

There are a LIMITED number of positions with just 10 spots available so bookings will fill up fast.

Bookings can be made by emailing etherealcrew@gmail.com or telephoning 0407116105.

(This updated invite was sent to us by Sunshine Coast Environment Council)

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