Crunch Time – Will Sippy Downs get a Community Facilities Precinct?

Crunch Time – Will Sippy Downs get a Community Facilities Precinct?

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

Background :

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

https://sippydowns.qld.au/?s=community+facilities+precinct

Carport Approval DENIED

Carport Approval DENIED

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.

Performance Outcomes
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 info@sippydowns.org.au 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
www.sippydown.ORG.au

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Free Sausage Sizzle and Face to Face Community Update

Free Sausage Sizzle and Face to Face Community Update

Got questions about Local Issues, Development or anything at all? We have answers!

Sippy Downs and District Community Association (SDDCA) volunteers are offering residents the chance to receive a local area update whilst enjoying a complimentary sausage sizzle, outside Coles at Sippy Downs on Saturday 10 November from 9am to 2pm.

The Association will provide information on current matters of interest including:

  • Restoration of University Way Fence
  • Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade
  • Bruce Highway upgrade timelines
  • Proposed Community Facilities Precinct
  • Community Land proposed for Library
  • Sippy Downs Town Centre
  • Proposed Sippy Downs Community Club by Nambour RSL
  • Scholars Drive Update

Representatives from Innovative Planning Solutions will also be on hand to show maps and plans of the proposed Community Facilities Precinct on Peter Crosby Way and Cr Christian Dickson will be in attendance from 9 till 10am.

For updates and contact regarding this event please visit our Facebook Page Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/112947556313533/

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!

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