Nambour RSL Club is committed to contributing to the future of Sippy Downs

Nambour RSL Club is committed to contributing to the future of Sippy Downs

After more than two years of planning, Nambour RSL Club has lodged a development application to build a new Community Club in the heart of the thriving Sippy Downs area.

The Club has been successfully operating in Nambour for over fifty years and has won many awards for its community giving, services, facilities and industry leadership by staff.

General Manager, Suzanne Long, says the club has achieved many milestones and is looking to invest in another growth area of the Sunshine Coast by building a new, not for profit community club to offer high-quality facilities, dining, entertainment and family gathering options.

“Our Board and team is very proud of the well-recognised club we have provided for Nambour and we’d like to offer our experience in community club management to support the growing community at Sippy Downs, which has many new commercial and residential offerings but very limited hospitality or club options for local families, students and people who live and work locally,” Ms Long said.

“Our community consultation so far indicates that local people would welcome a new community club that’s focused on sports, education, arts and entertainment and can generate long-term economic, environmental and social benefits to the community through an iconic club and venue,” she said.

“The club’s completion will be a staged development in keeping with Council’s codes and the local area plan and it will include a Community club that caters for the needs of members and guests providing facilities such as café, restaurants, bar, car parking and accommodation.”

To date, the Nambour RSL Club has given back over $3.1 million to the Sunshine Coast community, for commemorative services, schools, charities and community organisations, through its annual giving and sponsorship programs.

Council is considering the development application and an outcome is expected to be advised in late 2018.



Suzanne Long, General Manager

Nambour RSL

Chancellor State College | Bullying Info Session

Chancellor State College | Bullying Info Session

Bullying is an important topic and the upcoming Bullying Info Session is a great place for Chancellor State College parents to gain some insight into this troubling social issue. The consequences that can result from unaddressed bullying can and do have devastating, debilitating and lasting effects on the many young heart and minds who have experienced it and in the most extreme cases can end the tragic loss of life.

Over recent years bullying has been a focus of a considerable amount of research both nationally and internationally with data collected across 40 countries showing that Australian primary schools had the highest reported incidents of bullying in the world (Mullis, Martin, & Foy, 2008).

In recent months there has been what appears to be an increase in bullying at Chancellor State School based upon anecdotal evidence published by parents across a number of local social media groups so the announcement of an upcoming parent information session on bullying at Chancellor is a welcome opportunity for parents to get better educated.

The Session will be covering cyberbullying, cyber safety, responsible social media usage, safe social networking, how to beat a bully in addition to covering Australian law and the potential consequences of being a bully.

This event is to be held on Friday the 22nd of June between 2 and 3 p.m. at Chancellor State College Primary Campus ( Scholars Drive Sippy Downs ) library in the Blue Room.

In a post on the Chancellor State College Parents & Citizens’ Association Facebook Page on Friday the question was asked whether there are other sessions planned for a night time session with an official response stating that “… unfortunately the times of the session are limited due to availability of the presenters. However if there is an interest from our community we can look to hold an evening session on this topic in the near future…”

If you are a local parent with kids at Chancellor State School and you are unable to attend the upcoming early afternoon session due to picking up kids at high school, working or other commitments we strongly recommend you contact the school or P&C using the details listed below and express your interest.

For more information on this event please contact school management representatives Jamie Field ( ) or Chris Hey ( ) on 07 5453 3222 or alternatively Chancellor State College P&C ( ) on 07 5453 3241.

A bit about Bully Zero

Bully Zero is the leading and most influential anti-bullying and cyberbullying organisation for kids, teens and adults in Australia. We work to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, and other forms of digital abuse in schools, workplaces, online and in communities across our country.

Want to find out a little bit more about bully zero Australia foundation? Visit their website at


What kind of local business community do you want?

What kind of local business community do you want?

Later this year the SDDCA will be having their annual AGM which always presents a range of community leaders and representatives sharing what has happened over the year gone by and what is coming in the year ahead!

The SDDCA are taking this opportunity to again reach out to you all as members of this vibrant, diverse and rapidly expanding community and ask you well in advance ……..

What kind of local business community do you want?? What initiatives, events and programs do you want to see and what part are you willing to play to make these a reality in the year ahead?

This directory website is just one of the initiatives we have delivered in the past offering each and every local business the opportunity to share their news and events locally and to be found online by the wider Sunshine Coast.

Contact us and come along to the next committee meeting on July 18 at 6pm at the Innovation Centre.

Full Details are available in the Facebook Event Link below

4556 Chamber – Network and Coffee –  20th October

4556 Chamber – Network and Coffee – 20th October

Network and Coffee – 20th October

Hello again and thank you all to those who attended the last Network & Coffee morning.
Our feedback has been terrific – members are telling us that it is assisting them to actually get to know other members, find out what they really do and connect with the person. Good value for a quick cuppa and 1 hour of your day.

In order to give the venue the heads up for numbers, can you please RSVP by sending an email to Jenny Wallwork by 18th October.

About the 4556 Chamber

The 4556 Chamber supports local businesses in Kunda Park, Forest Glen, Sippy Downs and Buderim.

Contact Us

PO Box 1168
Buderim QLD 4556

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.


Brick by Brick – from the ground up

When we set about creating this directory we decided rather than import an existing database from yellow or white pages we wanted to grow this directory Brick by Brick – from the ground up, grass roots style.

This week we will be out in the community meeting businesses and residents and seeing how they would like to get involved in supporting the Sippy Downs Community through Engagement, Spirit and Ownership. We will also be helping businesses and organisations register and get active on what is your very own marketing platforms to the local community.

If you have registered for the website we will be giving you a call to assist you in finalising your account and ensuring your map locations are as accurate as possible.

Keep an eye out for us beating the pavement about Sippy Downs! If you are in a retail location we will see you soon, if you operate from home contact us to arrange an appointment and we can help you setup your account at your place.

SDDCD Admin Team

USC Sippy Downs Community Garden

The Moving Feast is the exciting new USC Sippy Downs Community Garden currently operating at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Sippy Downs.

The Moving Feast aims to establish a community supported sustainable food system at USC and embed it into campus culture. Currently membership is restricted to USC students and staff however we are currently investigating the possibility of extending our membership to the residents of Sippy Downs .

The Moving Feast is a community garden project at the University of the Sunshine Coast and a result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between Nutrition and Dietetics and Engineering. The vision is to create movable garden beds that will be utilised to grow an array of seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs and incorporate Indigenous bush tucker and International specialties.

The garden beds were constructed in the first half of 2014 and planting commenced July 2014. The gardens require considerable input from staff and student volunteers.

Here are just a few things that The Moving Feast – Creating a Sustainable USC will provide or enhance at our University:

– Student and staff engagement
– Skills building
– Sustainable food systems
– Health and wellbeing
– Connection
– Collaboration
– Diversity
– Community
– Research opportunities
– Leadership
– Volunteering

This is a community garden in the truest sense of the word – a place to connect, learn and share. Welcome to our garden – welcome to your garden.

Contact: Ms Angela Cleary
Position: Project Manager – The Moving Feast
Organisation Name: University of the Sunshine Coast – The Moving Feast project
Phone: (07) 5430-1197
Our Organisation is: an Education Provider


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