Night works Notification
Dear Community Members,
Please be aware that night works are scheduled for this Sunday night, 17 March as part of the Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade project.
The works will take place at the entrance to the Chancellor Park Golf Driving Range, 15 Sippy Downs Drive, from 6pm to midnight.
No changes to traffic conditions along Sippy Downs Drive are expected.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade Team – SCC
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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.
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 email@example.com 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
Hey Division 6 residents,
Here’s a chance to have one of your fabulous photos of our beautiful area feature in my next community newsletter.
Check out the details below – they’re important – then email your
best shot taken in Division 6 to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, 1
Please identify any people in the photo and the location.
High resolution 300dpi in JPG or PNG format
File around 5MB
The image needs to be uncropped / unedited and landscape
orientation is preferred
Contact details of the person submitting their photo
Good luck and happy shooting.
If you’re successful, we’ll be in touch with the important
Please note we reserve the right to select the most suitable image.
Claymore Road reseal nearing completion:
As many of you would now know, the Claymore Road reseal project is nearing completion. Here are a few drone photos provided by council which I received this afternoon.
The new roadway is already showing that residents can have greater confidence for a smoother ride without the hassle of hitting potholes every time it rains.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE CONTINUE READING
You can see from the images below that there is room for Claymore Road to be duplicated to four (4) lanes. In fact, we built the off-road pathway with room to ensure this could happen. We will require some space from the adjoining national park at some pinch points and also the relocation of major power lines.
I want to state for the record again that I fully support Claymore Road being upgraded and believe that this must occur to cope with future growth. I will continue to push this matter with Council and the State Government.
You must also know that there are several new road projects and upgrades being planned for the area. Some of those include but are not limited to the following:
– Sippy Downs Drive four (4) lane upgrade from Siena Catholic College to University Way. This is currently underway with completion aimed for late 2019.
– Stringybark Road to Power Road Buderim – New Road.
– Sippy Downs Drive to Power Road (across Sunshine Motorway) – New Road.
– Traffic lights at the corner of Dixon and Power Road to cope with new road traffic and assist pedestrian movements. New infrastructure.
– Scholars Drive school traffic – I have committed $200,000 of Division 6 funding to assist the State Government rectify traffic and parking issues associated with the Chancellor Primary School. This money could be spent building a second road access from Scholars Drive to Columbia Street or by installing traffic signals at Scholars Drive and University Way.
– A road to the south to Caloundra Road – New Road.
– A road to the Bruce Highway to tie in with the 6 lane upgrade – New Road.
– Access to Springhill Drive, Sippy Downss – New Road.
– I’m also pushing for an unplanned road to be built to the Kawana Hospital. I’m having this investigated now as it would be a great link for the future.
I hope you find this useful.
As always, happy to chat further.
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
or by emailing email@example.com.