With the recent announcement of the launch of the “Views Residences” development launching this Saturday (Tomorrow) the 14th of September going out online in the Sunshine Coast Daily to paid users only we thought prudent to gather all the information so that the entire community could access the information on the event, the development and some important background information.
The Views Residences development by Vantage Group in collaboration with Pratt Property and Kosta Spilios forms part of the residential development footprint for the long awaited Sippy Downs Town Centre which has been progressing steadily after many years of waiting following initial official commitments back in 2006 as detailed in a release here on the Community Website in June last year titled “Sippy Downs & The Town Centre – Part 1 \ Birth & Growth“.
This information release produced by the Community Website volunteer team was followed up shortly thereafter with the release of “Sippy Downs & The Town Centre Part 2 – The Destination” delivering a concise mapped picture of the length and breadth of the Towns Centre’s Residential, Commercial, Business, Medical & Technology and Education development plans as detailed in the Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme.
Commercial Construction Manager for Vantage Building Group, Brady Whitehead, says the project not only offers incredible views from apartment towers Skyline and Horizon, but will be just as impressive delivering for the local economy.
“We are really proud to be a major employer on the Sunshine Coast and almost all roles for the Views complex will be filled by local employees, tradesmen and contractors. Views will be close to a
growing employment hub in Sippy Downs, and we will be a major contributor to economic growth in the region through this $65 million project during and after completion,” Brady said.
“Local Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said that there had been significant momentum and business confidence building around the Sippy Downs Towns Centre precinct over the past 4 years”.
“Although the planning around the University Town was conceived nearly 20 years ago, we are finally starting to see the investment and delivery of living accommodation, commercial work spaces and the necessary infrastructure that goes with that”.
“Major local projects currently underway such as the $12m four lane upgrade of Sippy Downs Drive which is to be completed in December 2019 goes to show the community how serious we are as a council in making sure the area thrives into the future, he said”.
The Views Residences development will offer amazing views of local beaches and the hinterland, with 142 apartments and 24 town homes conveniently located close to the Sunshine Coast University and other amenities on Sippy Downs Drive.
“With the project delivering 166 dwellings the forecast 300 residents will be within walking distance to the Sippy Downs precinct and will help increase demand for local retail, hospitality, health and childcare services. The first residents within our townhomes will be ready to move in around Easter 2020,” Brady added.
Vantage Building Group will host an Open Day on Saturday 14th September from 10am to 2pm at the Views Residences site at 31 Sippy Downs Drive which will feature entertainment, fun for kids and families and the chance to learn more about the development.
“We will have face painting and balloons for the kids, a free BBQ, free cold drinks and coffee from our coffee van, competitions and prizes, and a live broadcast from SEA FM. It’s a fun way to get to
know more about the breath-taking potential of Views for our community,” Brady said.
The project will create a large number of jobs over the build period, estimated at around 24 months and it will also assist with housing options for students, young couples and down-sizers. Views Residences have also shared that their “full intention is to assist young people particularly in entering the real estate market” and with Apartments & Townhomes listed with pricing starting from $349,500 we would have to agree that this is a great opportunity for locals.
SDDCW – Local News Distribution Volunteer Team
Council OM will determine the fate of Proposed Community Facilities Precinct
Dear Members and Residents,
Tomorrow (Thursday 20 June 2019) at the Sunshine Coast Council Ordinary Meeting (OM), Sunshine Coast Councillors will vote on the final determination of the Palmview Urban Investigation Areas with the northern portion (UIA B North) on Peter Crosby Way, Sippy Downs including the proposed and much anticipated Sippy Downs Community Facilities Precinct.
At this time we would like to thank the 351 community members who completed “Letters of Support” which have formed an integral part of body of information submitted to council for consideration and a very sincere thanks to Cr Christian Dickson for his enthusiasm and support for the proposed facilities precinct.
Below for your information and in the interests of transparency is copy of the SDDCA Management Committee’s Letter to all Sunshine Coast Councillors:
Click this link to download the SDDCA’s Letter to all Sunshine Coast Councillors re Proposed Sippy Downs Community Facilities Precinct.
The Ordinary Meeting commences at 11am on Thursday 20 June at the Nambour Council Chambers. Residents are encouraged to attend to show support.
For those community members unable to attend, we will provide an update Thursday evening.
SDDCA Management Committee
SDDCA Inc to Councillors 16.6.19
Referenced Letter from State Government
Through town planning consultant Innovative Planning Solutions, the Sippy Downs & District Community Association Inc (SDDCA) has been engaging with the landowner re a parcel of land bordering Chancellor Park Estate, located on Peter Crosby Way, Sippy Downs. The late Peter Crosby farmed the land for almost 50 years and had a vision to see community facilities delivered on this land for the benefit of Sippy Downs residents. The SDDCA has been engaging with Ben Crosby, who continues to have a contractual interest, and new landowners Living Choice Australia.
To paint a clear picture of the development site – it is mainly cleared farmland. All of the mature trees bordering Red Cedar Street and Sippy Creek would be retained. Of the 50ha site, only 13ha is proposed for development.
Related Community Notices
I am very excited to announce that my office has fully funded some major park upgrade works at Eaton Park here in Sippy Downs.
These upgrades come directly from the priorities raised by the Sippy Downs community in the development of the Sippy Downs Parks Master Plan: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Council/Planning-and-Projects/Council-Plans/Sippy-Downs-Parks-Master-Plan
I am thrilled to advise that works at Eaton Park, Sippy Downs are due to commence on the 24th June (weather permitting).
Works will include:
- installation of a multi-purpose court and sports wall.
- relocation of the existing netball post onto a new concrete slab.
- removal of existing BBQ units (end of life asset and failing) and replacement with a brand new modern double unit.
- Installation of rugby/soccer goal posts.
- drainage improvement works.installation of 2x park entry signs.
I’m positive these park upgrades will be a welcomed addition to our awesome Sippy Downs community.
Works are expected to be completed early to mid-August.
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
(Please note the image attached is a stock photo added to facilitate publishing. SDDCW Admin Team)
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