We recently had the opportunity and pleasure to catch up with Des Cooper a local Sippy Downs resident who in August of 2013 set up the Village FM Radio Station at 80 years young. Now 85 Des is still going strong sharing his astounding music collection with the local and wider community.
“It took me some 2 years to get all the music together and another 2 to get the licence sorted out”
“With my love of music and knowing a lot of people in my area are vision impaired – who can’t watch television or read papers – I thought I’d get a station started,” Des said.
“A lot of music gets lost and wasted, and it’s nice to bring it all back to life.”
So far Des has converted more than 7000 songs from old records including 45’s, LP’s and 78’s and also, cassette tapes and videos into MP3s which he then plays on the air for listeners.read more
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...read more
The University of the Sunshine Coast has been notified that a person with a confirmed diagnosis of measles visited USC’s main campus at Sippy Downs on Monday 25 June 2018, between 9am and 3pm.read more
What is the destination? When will the clearing end? What about the wildlife? Includes Images, Maps and More!
The proposed Sippy Downs Town Centre, located adjacent to the University of the Sunshine Coast, is a major regional activity centre and is intended to provide significant retail, commercial and community activities to service the needs of its resident population as well as the needs of surrounding communities, including the emerging community of Palmview located to the south of the local plan area.read more
In 1993 Sippy Downs was established as suburb following the decision by Shire of Maroochy to rezone the area. 1996 saw the opening of the Sunshine Coast University College with 524 students, then renamed the University of the Sunshine Coast in 1999. Fast forwarding a few years and Shire of Maroochy Council had transitioned into the Sunshine Coast Council delivering the Sippy Downs Town Centre Masterplan in 2006.
The Masterplan and it’s delivery then languished………read more
Local Sippy Downs residents Indi (9) and Lexi (7) Baker have taken what they learnt at a recent demonstration at Brightwater State School, where the girls attend and are doing their very best to help locals reduce their impact on the environment.read more
Get skills and grow with the WordPress Sunshine Coast Meetup Every month WordPress Sunshine Coast supports a Meetup for businesses, web designers and people looking to create their own WordPress website here on the Sunshine Coast with this month's meetup on this...read more
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...read more
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...read more
This morning the Avid Property Group officially opened Peter Crosby way which is the brand new connection road into Harmony at Palmview. It has been some 15 years since Palmview was originally envisaged and today marks one step closer to delivery of this brand new...read more
It's that time of week again when the guests are about to turn up and you realise you forgot something. Well we have you covered. We stock a wide variety of chips, drinks (great for mixing), biscuits, dips and cheeses, bread, eggs, sauces. Did you know IGA Xpress...read more
Hi guys, hope you are all having a fantastic week. We have some great specials this week running until next Tuesday the 2nd of May. Get in before it's too late ???? Coon Shredded Cheese 250g $4.00 Devondale Shredded Tasty Cheese 500g now only $6.00 Just Juice 2L...read more