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

Flinders Football Club – Registrations for 2019 Open

Flinders Football Club – Registrations for 2019 Open

We are pleased to advise that registrations for the 2019 Flinders Football Club season have opened for players in the Under 6 (born 2013/2014) to Under 15 (born 2004) age groups.

• ALL players will receive a free training shirt
• New players to the club receive a free backpack and cap
• New Under 6 players also receive a free ball

To register your child, please visit

2019 Flinders Football Club Registration Open

http://www.flindersfootballclub.com/2019/01/2019-flinders-football-club-registration-open/

 

or by emailing registrar@flindersfootballclub.com.

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

Sponsor found for University Way Fence Project

Sponsor found for University Way Fence Project

SDDCA MEDIA RELEASE

Sippy Downs and District Community Association (SDDCA) President Matt Druce is pleased to announce that a sponsor has been secured for the final stage of the University Way fence project between Colombia and Albany Streets, Sippy Downs.

Mr Druce said, “This is an important community project as this particular roadway is one of the area’s most used local roads and is in desperate need of repair and paint. A joint project last year between the SDDCA, Cr Christian Dickson, former State Member Steve Dickson and the Buderim Men’s Shed saw the restoration of the fence from Oxford Close to Scholars Drive. This has made an incredible difference to the amenity of the area with stage 2 set to remedy this long-standing eyesore.

“At the SDDCA AGM in August, we made an open call for sponsorship for the restoration of the remainder of the fence along University Way from Columbia Street to Albany Street.  I am pleased to advise residents that through town planning consultants Innovative Planning Solutions, Mr Graham Hobbs and Mr Ian Tregoning, the owners and Directors of Living Choice Australia, have responded to that call and advised that LCA will provide sponsorship for this project.

Completion of stage 2 of this project will see the erection of “Project Thank You” signage at the beginning and ends of stage 1 and 2 of the project, recognising the efforts and contributions of all the organisations and businesses involved. This has been approved by Council for a period of 12 months for which we are grateful.

We are aiming to commence work in the new year and are calling for expressions of interest from local industry relevant businesses to put up their hand and volunteer to assist in the management and delivery of this final stage, in turn securing the opportunity to have their business acknowledged in the “Project Thank You” signage. (APPLY BELOW)

“The SDDCA has established good working relationships with many of the landowners in our fast-growing area and it is encouraging to see this genuine desire by Living Choice Australia to provide for the Sippy Downs community.  As well as the proposal of community facilities put forward by Living Choice Palmview on land bordering Chancellor Park Estate, they also have approval for a large residential development in Palmview. Our aim is to continue to work with them and other developers on matters of community interest.”

Mr Hobbs said, “Living Choice provides a wide choice of living options and leisure facilities in safe, secure communities located in sought-after locations. We value engagement with local residents and were only too pleased to provide sponsorship for this community project run by the Sippy Downs & District Community Association.”

END

Media inquiries:  Matt Druce, President, SDDCA, Ph: 0406 991 402

Media op:

Matt Druce, SDDCA, Graham Hobbs, Living Choice Australia and James Brownsworth, Innovative Planning Solutions will be inspecting the fence on University Way, Sippy Downs near the intersection on Albany Street at 1.30pm on Thursday 13 December 2018.  Media welcome to attend.

 

Fence Project Manager EOI

  • Builder, Fencer, Handyman etc
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December Construction Update – Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade Project

December Construction Update – Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade Project

Construction progress remains on schedule for the upgrade to Sippy Downs Drive. The project will result in four lanes of traffic (two each way), two new four way signalised intersections, an upgraded Service Road, new street lighting, new landscaping (including 200 new trees and plants) and public art.

The project’s estimated completion date remains as December 2019, subject to favourable site and weather conditions.

More via PDF Update Download or read on below.

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