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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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.

Parks Masterplan Concerns Taken On Board

Parks Masterplan Concerns Taken On Board

The Sunshine Coast Council has reached the final stages of a development plan that aims to improve the park network around the Sippy Downs region.

Having recently undergone a period of public review and feedback, The Sippy Downs Parks Master Plan is set to be finalised and adopted by the council in August – September 2018.

Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the Sunshine Coast Council plan was being implemented to counter previous issues that came to light when Chancellor Park was approved by the courts 15 years ago.

“The developer got away with a lot of things like not building local parks and delivering things that really are substandard,” Cr Dickson said.

“My idea at the recent election was to do a parks plan for Sippy Downs so people can actually look at their unique, individual parks and [give their] comment.

“So instead of us just walking in and putting in a new swing or a water bubbler, we actually went to the community and asked them in 2016 what they would like to see.”

Cr Dickson emphasised that community concern surrounding the future upgrade to Claymore Rd was being addressed after residents were concerned that a new development could disrupt traffic flow.

“People are raising concerns about us putting a lot of activity and car parking on that road,” he said.

“So we’ve actually looked to withdraw that and actually take a lot of those embellishments away.”

Sippy Downs and District Community Association (SDDCA) president Matthew Druce said that while communication had been present, it had been exclusive in a variety of ways.

“From a consultation perspective, the process meets engagement expectations,” Mr Druce said.

“Despite this, there was limited community engagement which would statistically suggest that the current draft plan meets the expectations of the majority of those who have participated however may not meet the expectations of the vast majority of locals who have not.”  

While concerned with the level of engagement, Mr Druce said that the plan was “an extremely valuable project” and that the transition to the current process was “a definite win for the community.”

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