Harmony at Palmview officially opens

Harmony at Palmview officially opens

This morning the Avid Property Group officially opened Peter Crosby way which is the brand new connection road into Harmony at Palmview.

It has been some 15 years since Palmview was originally envisaged and today marks one step closer to delivery of this brand new master planned community at the very Heart of the Sunshine Coast.

The Sippy Downs and district community association and the volunteers that have driven it along for the past 13 years played an integral part in ensuring that this development had the best possible balance with the least possible negative impact upon the Sippy Downs community.

Councillor Christian Dickson from Division 6, Sunshine Coast Council said of this brand new opening ” This is a fantastic new residential community right in the heart of the Sunshine Coast providing over 20 hectares open space for recreational purposes forming part of the total 100 hectares of open space for the community. This will serve as further community access areas for the existing Sippy Downs community and will provide many new road access points both North to the Sunshine Motorway and South to the Caloundra interchange at Caloundra Road and direct access to the Bruce Highway so in terms of Road access this is good for the community.”

The community association would like to thank have a property group for inviting us to attend and we look forward to forging strong relationships between the entire Palmview community and the Sippy Downs community as a whole.

Turning the first sod at Palmview

Turning the first sod at Palmview

IMG_0439Turning the first sod at Palmview, Harmony mark’s the start of development of the long anticipated Palmview development.

AVID Property Group’s General Manager Bruce Harper invited guests to attend the turning of the first sod, to mark commencement of this long anticipated development for the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson turned the first sod to mark the start of development of Palmview’s main entry road today at Peter Crosby Way – the gateway to Palmview’s newest and largest master planned community. Shadforth’s earth moving will be starting work over the coming weeks connecting the development site via both Pignata Road and the connection to Claymore Road via the new Peter Crosby way.

Palmview sits across 500 hectares, consisting of three parcels of land owned by 3 parties. Harmony is the first project to commence construction and with a total project value of $3 billion, Harmony will deliver diversity in housing to the Sunshine Coast community.

Set on 378 hectares and located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Harmony will deliver more than 4,800 quality homes, 100 hectares of parklands and a 15,250 GFA Town Centre over the next 15-20 years.

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Coles at Sippy Downs – Construction update.

Coles at Sippy Downs – Construction update.

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.

Kind regards,

Cr Christian Dickson

Division 6 Councillor

Sunshine Coast Council

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Sippy Downs Community Playgroup

Sippy Downs Community Playgroup


The SDDCA has secured a fantastic opportunity for the community following a wonderful meeting with Sunshine Coast Community Development officer Catherine from the Caloundra Community Centre. Commencing weekly on Friday the 2nd of October 2015 from 9.30am to 11.30am at Eaton Park here in Sippy Downs (Cnr of Fitzwilliam Dr and Eaton St) the Sippy Downs Community Playgroup will be provided as long as there is community interest and participation, so come along and join in the fun with other families, make new friends or meet up with old ones!

For further information, to get involved or to further support this program please contact Catherine on 0415 943 318 or 5491 4000.


The House the Coast Built

The House the Coast Built


 Call to get involved with ‘The House the Coast Built’

HTCB1Wishlist launched The House the Coast Built on the 10th of August which will see over 50 local businesses unite to build and auction off a new home to raise much-needed funds for Sunshine Coast kids who are sick or struggling to cope with a family member with mental illness or substance addiction.

Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe called on local businesses to come on board and said the project — which was made possible thanks to Ausmar Homes building the new home entirely through local businesses and tradespeople donating their time and materials — was expected to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Sunshine Coast kids.

“The funds raised will be channelled into two very important causes.  The first is Nambour Hospital’s Diversional Therapy Program which gives kids on the paediatric ward access to therapists using yoga and music, as well as interaction with animals and structured play sessions to help reduce stress, anxiety and insomnia,” Ms Rowe said.

“Those who have kids will know that when your child is sick, nothing else matters.  So when you find yourself in the paediatric ward — sometimes for months at a time — any diversion to help your little ones cope is a blessing.”

“The second cause is equally important and will see funding go to the very successful SCKoping getaway camps, which provide a respite for kids aged between nine and 18 who have a family member battling mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction.”

“Kids living in this type of environment, whether it be a sibling or parent suffering from the affliction, really need support and the SCKoping camps help enhance their coping skills and resilience so they can return home equipped to deal with the situation.”

The House the Coast Built will see Ausmar Homes build a four-bedroom home at the popular Flame Tree Pocket development in Sippy Downs which will then be auctioned off early next year to fuel the fundraising effort.

“The wonderful team at Ausmar Homes was quick to offer their support again following the huge success of Wishlist House which was built in Birtinya in 2012 and raised over $290,000,” Ms Rowe said.


“This year we are delighted to be building in the very desirable location of Flame Tree Pocket thanks to Reed Property Group and the Crosby family offering significantly discounted land as their contribution to the project.”

“The generosity of all those who participate in these initiatives never ceases to amaze me and we once again expect an influx of people who want to come on board to support the project this year.”

Ausmar Business Development Manager Josh Green said the list of local businesses and tradespeople wanting to be involved with the project continued to grow and he called on any businesses wanting to come on board to get in touch as soon as possible.

“The feel-good factor in contributing to this house is really wonderful; what could be better than knowing you are contributing to making life a little better for the Coast’s youngsters at a time when they really need it?” Mr Green said.

“I have five kids and have found myself in the paediatric ward a few times.  It’s one of the hardest experiences to see your child going through such a tough time and I can’t even imagine what it must be like for those families who need to spend months at a time there.”

“We are very proud to be involved with The House the Coast Built, and have found the support we’ve had from local contractors quite overwhelming; several of the businesses on board are donating tens of thousands of dollars in labour and materials which is just phenomenal.”

Reed Property Group Head of Development Jay Emmerton said judging by the high levels of interest in the Flame Tree Pocket development experienced in recent months, he was confident The House the Coast Built would attract plenty of attention from investors and home-hunters on the Sunshine Coast.

“The first stage of Flame Tree Pocket was released in late 2014 and sold out in 24 hours. Now less than a year later we have released Stage Four “A” to our waiting list, so it’s clear allotments in Flame Tree Pocket are in demand,” Mr Emmerton said.

“With such keen interest we anticipate strong bidding on the day of the auction, and I’d like to think we can raise the bar even further this year and exceed the funds raised in 2012 for this very worthy initiative.”

For those looking for more information on how to get involved, the Wishlist team is hosting an information session and sausage sizzle at 2pm on Friday, 14 August on-site at Lot 94, Flame Tree Pocket Avenue, Sippy Downs. To find out more about Wishlist and The House the Coast Built, please visit www.wishlist.org.au.


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Youi to build global headquarters in Sippy Downs

Youi to build global headquarters in Sippy Downs

YOUI looks set to continue its rapid rise in Australia, having today announced plans to build a $80 million global headquarters on the Sunshine Coast.

The insurance company started in Australia in 2006 and also has a base in New Zealand. Parent company Outsurance is based in South Africa.

The company has grown from 30 Australian workers in 2008 to employing nearly a thousand, said CEO Danie Matthee.

The development will be built in two stages with the first expected to be completed 2017.

“The new building will be located next to the University of the Sunshine Coast at Sippy Downs, and will house up to 2000 workers,” Youi group CEO Howard Aron said.

youi-vhod16rpv2pessa3wj2_t460EXCITED: YOUI CEO Danie Matthee (left) and group CEO Howard Aron are excited about plans to build Youi’s global headquarters on the Sunshine Coast.

The new premises will provide for 1800 car parks, ensuring there would be no repeat of parking congestion that angered locals at its lakeside Birtinya loction, Mr Aron said.

“The important part is we’ll have enough carparks as well,” Mr Aron said.

“We understand the problems we caused here. But this building was never built for a call centre.”

Mr Aron said the site’s location next to the university was a good fit.

“We really value a learning culture, so being in the knowledge precinct and being next to the uni sits very well with our culture,” he said.

Original Story and images courtesy of http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/youi-build-headquarters-sunshine-coast/2585836/

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