I am proud to announce for the very first time publicly that council have now secured a 1500m2 piece of land in the Sippy Downs Town Centre to work towards delivering a community facility and library at Sippy Downs.
The land is located behind the Coles shopping centre and I’m excited to announce that $50,000 has been secured to start the necessary works to engage with the community to identify your needs. We will also look at the possibilities of carrying out joint ventures and partnerships to deliver a multi-purpose facility to maximise community use.
For those of you who have followed the journey for some time this is a major milestone and a genuine commitment from council to get the ball rolling and moving into something meaningful for locals.
Given the enormity of the project, I expect that engagement with the community would occur this calendar year to inform councils budget process over the coming years. It will also be imperative to seek external grants from the State and Federal Government to bring this dream to reality.
I am so proud to have travelled the journey to this point in time and I thank locals for their support and patience in this exciting process.
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When I have further information I will let you know.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Chris Hey ( email@example.com ) on 07 5453 3222 or alternatively Chancellor State College P&C ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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 http://bzaf.org.au
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
We were alerted recently that locals were having issues finding a local JP rather than traveling to one of the Sunshine Coast Council JP locations thanks to Toni Collett one of our amazing local JP’s so we have compiled and listed all of the local JP’s who are more than happy to be contacted and service the needs of locals from their homes and businesses.
See the full list of local JP’s by clicking the following link and save yourself the drive to Kawana Library, Maroochydore Library or Caloundra Library.
Listings for Sippy Downs JP’s
All of our listed Community JP’s are fully qualified and registered Queensland Justice of the Peace officers located here in Sippy Downs, Queensland. Simply telephone any of them to arrange a suitable time and to obtain their addresses.
Statutory Declaration (Editable PDF)
Statutory Declaration (Printable PDF)
What is a JP in Australia
The role of the Justice of the Peace (JP) is to act as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes. JPs can serve different roles in different jurisdictions.
- witness oaths or affidavits
- take statutory declarations and affirmations
- witness signatures
- attest the execution of a document
- certify a true copy of an original document