Sunshine Coast Council – Media release
Sippy Downs Albany Lakes District Park
The Sippy Downs community is invited to comment on the Draft Sippy Downs Parks Master Plan, which outlines plans for a new major, district level playing space along with improvements to existing parks and the addition of sports facilities such as basketball courts.
Division 6 Councillor Christian Dickson said the Sunshine Coast Council plan identified opportunities and priorities for future upgrades.
“This draft plan has been developed following previous consultation with our community,” Cr Dickson said.
“Our residents helped us understand park use, key issues and demand for park activities so I’m excited to be presenting a plan that incorporates their ideas and priorities.
“The main feedback from residents was that they wanted to see newer and more user-friendly parks in the Sippy Downs area and they often travel to other communities to use play spaces.
“Over the years we have completed smaller upgrades in the existing local parks by adding shade sails and new play equipment.
“The Sippy Downs Parks Master Plan now focuses on the need to construct new district-level park facilities and larger play spaces.
“This is a long-term plan with easy short-term outcomes that will really make a difference for our community, particularly in terms of safety and easy access.”
Artist Impression Albany Lakes District Park – Claymore Road
Residents are invited to review the draft master plan and provide feedback by completing the online survey on council’s website before 5pm on March 26, 2018.
You can also email feedback to ParksBusinessTechnical@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Once feedback on the draft master plan has been received, council will develop a final master plan.
The final plan will provide the basis to seek funding for development and renewal of park infrastructure at Sippy Downs.
It will be delivered in stages and implementation will be dependent on future funding.
Top priorities for Sippy Downs parks
- Deliver a major district level play space with shelters, picnic and barbecue facilities for group gatherings similar to the Buderim Village Park.
- New park recreation facilities such as basketball courts, and combination soccer and rugby posts.
- Additions to existing parks including trees and shaded spaces for children to play, pathways, lighting, parking, drink fountains and toilets.
In November 2016, the Sippy Downs community was invited to undertake a park user survey and provide feedback to help shape the future of the park network.
Feedback from the park user survey has been used to guide the development of the draft Sippy Downs Parks Master Plan.
The plan has been prepared to address the lack of parks infrastructure and to guide the management and renewal of parks and open space at Sippy Downs.
Sippy Downs is a master planned community that has grown rapidly over two decades following on from delivery of the court-ordered (i.e. not approved by council) Chancellor Park development. The now heavily populated area is deficient in park infrastructure and community facilities.
A private function is taking place in the Sippy Downs/University Way area on Sunday November 12th 2017.
Fireworks expected between 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Please take care of your pets at this time.
WATER WISDOM – Free Public Information Day
Water Wisdom: Effective and sustainable management of water is one of the most crucial challenges facing our region. Water demand from our growing population is increasing at the same time as the yield of our dams is decreasing due to the changes we are experiencing in our climate.
Wednesday 27th September 2017
University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Lecture Theatre 2
Registration is essential by 22nd September
For more info: Susie Chapman 0400 910682
It is important that our community is informed about the urban water cycle in order that they can have informed opinions.
A free information day will cover topics including an overview of water sources, drinking water, what we put into water when we use it, how we take it out again and how we can be sure that it has been taken out. We will learn about membrane technology for desalination and water recycling.
This event is not to be missed, with clear and easily understandable presentations by some of Australia’s foremost experts in their fields including Ian Law, A. Prof Helen Stratton, Tony McAlister, Warren Traves, Peter Griffiths, Tim Odgers, Jenifer Simpson and Seqwater CEO Jim Pruss.
FULL FLYER and Detail HERE in PDF
It’s that time of the year again and preparations are now underway for another controlled burn in the compensatory habitat at the University of the Sunshine Coast
This controlled burn will help to reduce the fuel load and associated fire hazard risk and maintain the health of the vegetation community which contains rare and endangered plant species.
The area to be burnt this year is Area 2 which is just under 1Ha in size and shown below.
The first date for the burn has now been set for Wednesday 23rd of August (conditions dependant), with a back up option for Wednesday the 30th of August.
A decision to proceed with the burn will be made on Monday 21st August.
The planned burn will begin at approximately 9am and should be complete by 12pm.
Communications to University staff and students and adjoining local residents in Sippy Downs will be produced and delivered over the coming week.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Gabriel McGhee directly.
Coordinator, University Grounds
Asset Management Services
Ph 07 5456 5448
TO THE OWNERS/RESIDENTS along the section of University way, between Oxford
close and Scholars ave
Notice of Tree Works:
Removal of 9 x Trees. Located along the section of University way, between Oxford
close and Scholars ave, to facilitate footpath replacement.
We advise that it is necessary for Council to remove vegetation at the above location.
Footpath maintenance works will take place once the trees have been removed.
Works will include removing lifted sections of footpath and reinstating to correct height. Pedestrian
traffic control will be onsite for the duration of works, which will continue for several days.
Work is scheduled to commence shortly and replacement trees will be planted in the near
Should you require further information, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on
(07) 5475 7272.
The University of the Sunshine Coast would like to invite community members, USC staff and students to a tree planting event on the USC campus tomorrow.
If you would like to attend this event please meet at the Lakeside BBQ shelter on the uni campus at 9 a.m. tomorrow, all guests are welcome to stay as long as you like
Just a reminder to please bring sun protection, covered shoes and gloves along with a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated.
USC will be providing top up water and light refreshments on the morning please RSVP to Mr Scott Burnett via the email address below if you would like to take part.