2nd Chance – Introduction to Electric Bikes group ride at Sippy Downs

2nd Chance – Introduction to Electric Bikes group ride at Sippy Downs

As published back on the 20th of September The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) has scheduled an “Introduction to Electric Bikes” group ride at Sippy Downs as part of this year’s Bike Week events. We have received funding from the Sunshine Coast Council to deliver 12 monthly rides across the region, and they are part of SCEC’s commitment to encouraging more sustainable transport choices for some journeys.

The first Sippy Downs ride was cancelled due to the weather with a second opportunity now available from 8 am to 10 am on Sunday 11 November, departing from Windmill Park, Oxford Close, Sippy Downs with a lovely ride scheduled along the lake, and thence into Brightwater estate.

The rides are free to participants, and bikes and helmets are supplied.  SCEC Reps will commence with a technical and safety briefing and finish with a friendly morning tea.

There are a LIMITED number of positions with just 10 spots available so bookings will fill up fast.

Bookings can be made by emailing etherealcrew@gmail.com or telephoning 0407116105.

(This updated invite was sent to us by Sunshine Coast Environment Council)
The milk is spilling!

The milk is spilling!

The old adage don’t cry over spilled milk is very wise indeed and the message is simple… the only time we have any power to enact change is before something happens.

Something is about to happen, the milk is spilling, but it’s not spilled yet! As we have shared before, it is important that the community stands up and shows their desire for a much needed proposed community facility precinct for Sippy Downs – by completing a letter of support which can be completed via the link below.

Submitted letters of support will be used to demonstrate community interest to the council.

This link also includes images and information on the proposal.

Link http://innovativeplanningsolutions.com.au/letter-of-support-peter-crosby-common-sippy-downs/

SDDCA Management Committee

Proposed Community Facilities Precinct Q&A Tomorrow

Proposed Community Facilities Precinct Q&A Tomorrow

Dear Community Members,

There will be a display at Chancellor Park Market Place (outside Woolworths) on Thursday 20 Sept from 9am to 5pm with members Innovative Planning Solutions and the Sippy Downs and District Community Association Inc on site. Residents are encouraged to attend and view maps and plans of the proposed development and complete a letter of support.

Thank you to all those who have submitted a letter of support for these much-needed community facilities. If you have not had the chance already please visit http://innovativeplanningsolutions.com.au/letter-of-support-peter-crosby-common-sippy-downs/ and make your voice count!

 

Community Meeting & SDDCA AGM 2018

Community Meeting & SDDCA AGM 2018

SDDCA AGM – Community Meeting

Wednesday 29th August 2018 Commencing at 7 pm
Chancellor State College Primary Campus Hall, Scholars Drive, Sippy Downs
We have invited a fantastic range of community stakeholders and representatives to speak in order to provide the most informative update possible.

Presentations for the evening will include updates on both Sippy Downs Community Facilities Proposals and progress, Sippy Downs Community Club Proposal, Sippy Downs Drive Upgrades, Sippy Downs Parks Master Plan Results in addition to updates for Division 6 and Buderim electorates from Cr Christian Dickson and Brent Mickelberg MP.

SDDCA President Matthew Druce said “We cannot urge the community strongly enough to get along to this community meeting and SDDCA AGM to get a true and accurate snapshot of exactly what is happening locally, especially the two presentations on proposed community facilities for Sippy Downs.

Establishment of much needed community facilities for Sippy Downs is welcome news. We are calling on residents to come along and be involved in the progression of these facilities.

Open to each and every member of the community from visitors to residents and business representatives, this evening always presents a fantastic opportunity for locals to stay up to date with what has, is and will be happening locally.

The Sippy Downs Districts Community Association has been supporting and representing the best interests of locals in the Sippy Downs, Tanawha and Palmview area for over 13 plus years with the support of members and the community.

This is a FREE event!

Follow event updates via Our Facebook Event Page or via our Website
Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade Project | Stage 4 | Final Stage

Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade Project | Stage 4 | Final Stage

Dear Community Members,

Please find attached a project newsletter detailing information about the forthcoming Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade Project. The project represents the final (fourth) stage of the project, between the Sunshine Motorway and Siena Catholic College.

AUGUST project news_Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade_FINAL

Construction will start next month (September 2018) and continue through to December 2019. Construction will be staged to help keep two-way traffic flow throughout the construction period and minimise inconvenience to residents and visitors.

The upgrade will improve safety for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, help to improve traffic flow (particularly in peak periods), cater for future expected traffic capacity and create an attractive entry statement into Sippy Downs. The design has been considered as part of the Sippy Downs Town Centre Masterplan.

Information and regular updates will also be posted on the council’s website here:   https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Council/Planning-and-Projects/Infrastructure-Projects/Sippy-Downs-Drive-Upgrade-Stage-4

We invite you to contact the project team at any time with any questions and thank you in advance for your patience during the construction period.

Yours sincerely,

Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade Project Team.

Contacts

For more information, please contact council’s Project Officer on (07) 5475 7272.

Sippy Downs Radio – Tune to 87.6 FM or Listen Online!

Sippy Downs Radio – Tune to 87.6 FM or Listen Online!

We recently had the opportunity and pleasure to catch up with Des Cooper a local Sippy Downs resident who in August of 2013 set up the Village FM Radio Station at 80 years young. Now 85 Des is still going strong sharing his astounding music collection with the local and wider community.

We asked Des how all this came about and he shared with us, “It took me some 2 years to get all the music together and another 2 to get the licence sorted out”

“With my love of music and knowing a lot of people in my area are vision impaired – who can’t watch television or read papers – I thought I’d get a station started,” Des said.

“A lot of music gets lost and wasted, and it’s nice to bring it all back to life.”

So far Des has converted more than 7000+ songs from old records including 45’s, LP’s and 78’s and also, cassette tapes and videos into MP3s which he then plays on the air for listeners.

Des lives in the Bellflower retirement village here in Sippy Downs and operates Village FM from his home playing an eclectic mix of music for every taste with a full Programs & Schedule list available on his website.

At breakfast time I love to play happy loving music for couples having breakfast and that sort of thing, for 9 till 12 I play a little bit more upbeat stuff and easy listening and then I do two hours of quieter stuff and that goes through early afternoon and then from midnight to about 4 am I do orchestral sleepy music, soft stuff which is nice.” Des Said.

But in amongst all that Des is introducing some 70’s and 80’s music as the demographics of the retirement village and wider community changes over time.

The station is licensed to transmit on the FM band frequency 87.6 MHz with an aerial power limited to an ERP of 1000 mW. Therefore the station services listeners within an estimated radius 2 kilometres from the approved transmitter site at the Des’s private residence, however with the online streaming service listeners can tune in from anywhere in Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast or anywhere in the world.

Village FM may well be the only station in Australia, if not in the world, broadcasting 24 hours a day and streaming on the net, from a retirement village.

Village FM aims to provide a variety of musical entertainment of a genre palatable to the residents of the Bellflower and Hibiscus Retirement complexes and the wider Sippy Downs Community. Village FM also to relays messages to residents in regard to social, sporting or leisure activities being organised or conducted by the retirement village management, village residents’ association, community website news and information and also community updates and opportunities for action by the Sippy Downs & District Community Association.

Des has a limited opportunity for local businesses to submit paid advertising which helps Des keep the station running and equipment maintained and when need be replaced and upgraded so if you are a local business who may be interested please do contact Des via his website linked throughout this story.

Sources:

Des Cooper – Village FM
SCD – “Des becomes DJ at 80 to spin the classics”
ANRA – Village FM

 

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