Scholars Drive Primary School Parking & Traffic Issues – 21 March 17

Scholars Drive Primary School Parking & Traffic Issues – 21 March 17

Following a lot of conjecture in the community about what is happening in relation to traffic & parking at Chancellor State Primary School (in Scholars Dr, Sippy Downs) and the overflow parking issues that plague the local community at pick up times for students, we arranged an interview with (Councillor) Cr Christian Dickson to see where he is at in delivering much needed solutions.

We urge all members of the community who may be affected by parking and traffic problems to watch this interview to ensure you are up to date with the current progress and fully aware of potential issues and possible action that may need to be taken to deliver real solutions.

As discussed in the interview we will present a progress update in a few weeks.


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Emily will be cutting 30cm off her hair for the World’s Greatest Shave

Emily will be cutting 30cm off her hair for the World’s Greatest Shave

Local resident and Chancellor State School student Emily has decided to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser and will be cutting 30cm off her hair so Sippy Downs and district residents we are calling on you to support this young lady to achieve a fundraising goals for this fantastic cause.

  • Cutting her hair is a big deal as she loves her long, thick hair and doesn’t even like to have it trimmed – so for a teenage girl this has been a BIG decision, not made lightly, but for a great cause!
  • Emily said to family and friends, “cancer patients don’t have a choice re their hair when going through chemotherapy – I have a choice and it is something positive I am able to do to help out” – even though she doesn’t really want to cut it.
  • Money raised goes towards cancer research and services
  • Emily’s hair will go to make a wig for a cancer patient.

If you are in a position to donate, whether small or large, we would really appreciate it and thank you! Feel free to also share this link to family, friends and colleagues.

You can donate by clicking on this link

If you are unable to donate, thanks for reading this message anyway.

Fusion Sunshine Coast -Bright Run

Fusion Sunshine Coast -Bright Run

Entry is a gold coin donation. Register online now and receive express entry, FREE Bright Run headband and email updates in the lead up to the event.

Bright Run is an exciting glow fun run on March 18 at Mooloolah Recreation Reserve that will raise funds for Fusion’s local youth programs.  The run is glow themed with participants encouraged to dress up in glow gear as they run approx 3km.

Registration includes: 

  • Entry to the run which includes free mini glow sticks, glow tunnel, pool noodle forest and more!
  • Free glow face painting
  • Glow garden
  • Glow Dance Party

There will be fantastic prizes up for grabs for the top fundraisers and best dressed!  

Register Now!



Online registrations close Midnight Friday 17th March.  Registrations are available at the entry from 5pm.

Local Artist creates VW Bonnet masterpiece for Vietnam Vets Fundraiser

Local Artist creates VW Bonnet masterpiece for Vietnam Vets Fundraiser

This amazing piece of artwork lovingly crafted onto the VW Bonnet pictured is made by Mieke Salna, a Sippy Downs, local mural/airbrush artist.

The image depicts the WWI landing in Gallipoli, Australians fighting in the jungle in Vietnam and on the right an Australian soldier from Afghanistan. The center the bonnet immortalises a WWI soldier and an Australian soldier from the Afghanistan conflict, with the modern soldier telling the old cobber “lets go home”.

This bonnet will soon make it’s reunion to the 1974 Volkswagon Beetle it came from which has been fully restored thanks to the initiative of Darroon Mathews. A lot of businesses have joined forces to help restore the Beetle for either a very reduced rate or sponsored parts. Darroon started this project with the beetle you see here above and will be very soon finished ready to be auctioned off. All proceeds will go to the Vietnam Veterans Association Maroochydore.  Darroon Matthews approached Mieke to paint this artwork as she was recommended by Kuston Paints in Woombey after they had seen some of my work on a helmet that she had done last year.

The artwork has been painted with Createx, Whicked and illustration colours. A photographer is coming to make pictures of it tomorrow and when the Beetle is all done it will be on display in the showroon at Cricks in Maroochydore.


The project creators are still looking to find $3500 which they hope to achieve through gofundme, these details you can find on the facebook page dedicated to this cause   at

Checkout other amazing work by Mieke Salna at



Residents urged to know their rights with door-to-door sales people

Residents urged to know their rights with door-to-door sales people

Know your rights and take action with door-to-door sales people or charity collectors

Homeowners have an opportunity to take advantage of the protections afforded to them when dealing with door-to-door salespeople or charity collectors.
Local residents have vented their frustration on Facebook and other mediums many times over the last few years as well as contacting the local residents association over the number of unsolicited visits to their home, and with the local community now well over 10 thousand people local homes are a perfect target.



As a result the Sippy Downs and District Community Association (SDDCA) has now made available “Do not Knock” Stickers for local residents courtesy of the Office of Fair Trading Queensland which can be picked up at Australia Post, Sippy Downs and also Suncoast Family Medical, Sippy Downs during normal trading hours by simply asking for one at the counter. Read the full story on the SDDCA’s latest release on this topic via their website.

The Office of Fair Trading is responsible for complaints regarding both sales people and charity collectors.

Manager of Investigations at the Office of Fair Trading, Grant Rasmussen, said there are rules each group must follow when approaching consumers at home.


Door-to-door salespeople must:

— explain upfront the purpose of the visit and produce identification
— not conduct business before 9am or after 6pm on a weekday, before 9am or after 5pm on a Saturday and never on a public holiday or Sunday
— leave the premises if you ask them to do so
— not accept payment on the premises
— must provide a notice of the agreement

In particular, Mr Rasmussen encouraged consumers to take advantage of a 10 day-cooling off period built in to all contracts.

“If it sounds too good, it probably is,” he said.  “Do your research first.”

Charity collectors must:

— only conduct collections between 9am and 5pm
— be able to produce current, written authority from the association for which they claim to be collecting
— wear prominent identification, such as an armlet or badge
— issue receipts (unless a sealed collection box is used)
— comply with any request to leave the property

“You can go on the Office of Fair Trading website and make sure a charity is registered,” Mr Rasmussen said.

Some residents said they had found success keeping unsolicited visitors away by putting up “Do Not Knock” stickers.

Mr Rasmussen said a recent court decision had set a precedent that sales people and charity collectors must respect the direction of the stickers.

He encouraged any homeowners who found sales people or charity collectors to be breaching rules to contact the Office of Fair Trading on 13 74 68 or visit

“Do not Knock” Stickers can be picked up at Australia Post, Sippy Downs and also Suncoast Family Medical, Sippy Downs during normal trading hours by simply asking for one at the counter.

Portions of this content courtesy of Quest Community News.
Image thanks to My grand Prarie View
Exploring UNITY in CommUNITY with Jarrod Bleijie

Exploring UNITY in CommUNITY with Jarrod Bleijie

unity-in-community-jarrod-bleijie-initial-meetingEarlier today our President Matt Druce had the opportunity to meet with Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie to discuss the SDDCA’s Unity in CommUNITY program.

Today’s meeting with Jarrod was an opportunity for us as a community organisation to start exploring UNITY in CommUNITY, a vision of what we see is the way forward for local community organisations to support, resource and assist each other in the best possible way.

We look forward to securing meetings with the rest of our elected representatives over the coming months and presenting the SDDCA’s Unity in CommUNITY program with the goal of having all our elected representatives as signatories to the Unity in CommUNITY foundation document.

To all local residents, community organisations and non-profits, we extend an offer to you to contact us at any time so that we may present SDDCA’s Unity in CommUNITY program to you as well. Once we have a clear and definite commitment from our elected representatives we will be setting up meetings to meet with each and every stakeholder in the Sippy Downs and District area as the next tier of community advocacy and service provision.

The SDDCA’s Unity in CommUNITY program is an exciting step for the SDDCA and for the community members we advocate for and with, and we look forward to any feedback, suggestions, or ideas that anyone has on how we can further improve our goal to deliver this program for the benefit of each and every one of you.

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