Night works Notification
Dear Community Members,
Please be aware that night works are scheduled for this Sunday night, 17 March as part of the Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade project.
The works will take place at the entrance to the Chancellor Park Golf Driving Range, 15 Sippy Downs Drive, from 6pm to midnight.
No changes to traffic conditions along Sippy Downs Drive are expected.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
Sippy Downs Drive Upgrade Team – SCC
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
If you’re looking for a great day out with the kids this summer, the Maroochy Botanic Gardens in Tanawha offers an exciting program of holiday workshops just for children kicking off tomorrow the 15th of Jan through to Fri the 18th.
Join local artists and educators to learn all about the curious creatures of the Sunshine Coast these school holidays.
Registration is essential, and spots will fill up fast so be sure to visit the website and book your spot today: https://buff.ly/2E9ZgF0
Header Image courtesy of Lizzie Connor vis Eventbrite Listing
This event is by Sunshine Coast Council
Construction progress remains on schedule for the upgrade to Sippy Downs Drive. The project will result in four lanes of traffic (two each way), two new four way signalised intersections, an upgraded Service Road, new street lighting, new landscaping (including 200 new trees and plants) and public art.
The project’s estimated completion date remains as December 2019, subject to favourable site and weather conditions.
More via PDF Update Download or read on below.
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