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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 and the Town Centre Part 2 – The Destination

Sippy Downs and the Town Centre Part 2 – The Destination

Welcome to Part 2 of our information piece on Sippy Downs and the Town Centre – The Destination, following on from yesterday’s Sippy Downs and the Town Centre Part 1 – Birth & Growth.

What is the destination?

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.

When will the clearing end? What about the wildlife?

Referring to the map above, as a general rule if it falls inside the Pink Residential Area, Blue City Centre Area or the Orange Business and Technology Areas it appears that it will be cleared for construction. In addition the non transparent Yellow Area within the Yellow Education Precinct will also be cleared for future construction. As can be seen via the additional maps and plans at the bottom of the page there will be 2 small parcels of land delivered as parks.

During collating the vast amount of information contained in the SCC Planning Scheme we identified a commitment in the planning documents it is stated that “Development retains, protects and enhances existing mature trees and character vegetation contributing to the setting and character of the local plan area…..”. We have passed this onto the Sippy Downs & District Community Association asking them to contact council for clarification on interpretation and how this is being applied.

As can be seen, by the map below there are some small parcels (Shown by the Red Areas) of natural Bush land that will ultimately be partially or fully cleared in order to deliver the Sippy Downs Town Centre. There is no doubt that fauna within these specific areas will be affected.

It is essential to remember that Sippy Downs itself was once all pasture land and bush very much resembling the National Park vegetation meaning the very houses in which we all live, the education providers we attend and the shops we frequent all displaced wildlife and involved the clearing of natural vegetation.

With recent reports of severe diminishment of local kangaroo populations along with concerns for other fauna we certainly hope that support organisations take a proactive approach to the upcoming land clearing and relocate existing wildlife to either the National Park, the University Wildlife Sanctuary or another suitable location sooner than later.

One of the difficulties faced however even potential relocation is the fact that the while the National Park is either fenced or bounded by natural waterways providing a very safe haven for wildlife it is connected to the university wildlife sanctuary via an underpass on Claymore Road. Unless the university boundaries are animal proofed, there will always be the potential for kangaroos and other wildlife to make their way to local roads.

Easy to access Master Plan Documents as images

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 - 6

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 – 6

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 - 5

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 – 5

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 - 4

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 – 4

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 - 2

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 – 2

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 - 3

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 – 3

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 - 1

Sippy Downs Town Centre Master Plan 2014 – 1

For more information including reference material and access to the full Sippy Downs Master plan documents labelled in plain English please see the links below.

Master Plan Documents in Plain English – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ex0ja8rkot7ra43/AAAlcf45J__TpZh9v_yod75Ca?dl=0

Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 – Sippy Downs Local Plan Area – Sunshine Coast Council
https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Development/Planning-Documents/Sunshine-Coast-Planning-Scheme-2014/View-the-Sunshine-Coast-Planning-Scheme-2014-Maps/Local-Area-Maps/Local-Plan-Map-Tiles/Sippy-Downs-Local-Plan-Area-Map-Tile-33

UPDATE: Sunday, Jul 8, 2018

Thanks to feedback from community members we are adding the following information for your information and consideration.

The SCC Planning Scheme 2014, Sippy Downs Local Plan Area Documentation from which we produced the content herin can also be found at https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Development/Planning-Documents/Sunshine-Coast-Planning-Scheme-2014/View-the-Sunshine-Coast-Planning-Scheme-2014-Text/Part-7-Local-Plans, Specifically sub document Part 7 Section 7_2_25 Sippy Downs Plan Code https://d1j8a4bqwzee3.cloudfront.net/~/media/Corporate/Documents/Planning/Planning%20scheme%20text/Part7/Part%207%20Section%207_2_25.pdf?la=en

On the 5th page (Listed as page 7-277) under the Acceptable Outcomes (A04) it listed the quote referenced in the original story. It is the intent and application of points a, b, c & d that we have passed onto the SDDCA to investigate for compliance.
Further updates will be published in a new post.

 

 

Brick by Brick – from the ground up

When we set about creating this directory we decided rather than import an existing database from yellow or white pages we wanted to grow this directory Brick by Brick – from the ground up, grass roots style.

This week we will be out in the community meeting businesses and residents and seeing how they would like to get involved in supporting the Sippy Downs Community through Engagement, Spirit and Ownership. We will also be helping businesses and organisations register and get active on what is your very own marketing platforms to the local community.

If you have registered for the website we will be giving you a call to assist you in finalising your account and ensuring your map locations are as accurate as possible.

Keep an eye out for us beating the pavement about Sippy Downs! If you are in a retail location we will see you soon, if you operate from home contact us to arrange an appointment and we can help you setup your account at your place.

SDDCD Admin Team

Harmony Early Learning Journey Sippy Downs – Childcare Centre opening October 2015!!

Harmony Early Learning Journey is a new childcare centre opening in October 2015, located next to the Ochre Health Medical Centre.

Harmony’s foundation is built on ensuring every child receives the best care and education possible in a safe, calm, fun and friendly learning setting.

We firmly believe children come first, with the right to be recognised as people with valuable views and interests. Children want to feel they are loved, important and unique and nurturing the human spirit of your child is of greatest value to us.

Each child’s cultural and nutritional needs are catered for at Harmony Early Learning Journey and we endeavour to present a learning environment which is captivating and engaging for each child and their family. Our responsibility to ensure creative thought is cultivated, inspired and fortified in the early developmental years is supported by our centres enthralling class environment, interactive play-scape and first class education.

Harmony Early Learning Journey provides a warm and compassionate environment to enhance your child’s awareness of their personal inner strengths, esteem as individuals, dignity and autonomy in addition to creating the foundation upon which further development will flourish.

Our centre is due to open October 2015 we will cater for 6 weeks to 5 year old children, in addition to providing:

  • Devoted early childhood professionals;
  • Nutritional meals served;
  • Nappies provided;
  • Qld Approved Kindergarten program;
  • Engage with our animal friends;
  • Secure, sustainable environment that enriches the wonder of childhood imagination;
  • Childrens health and wellbeing program;
  • Privately owned and operated.

We would love to share this journey with you, please contact us on 1300 HARMONY or visit our website www.harmonylearning.com.au for further information.

Business Grants – Are you getting yours?

Business Grants – Are you getting yours?

There are over 80 sources of support available from various government bodies, all designed to assist the Small to Medium Enterprise sector realise their goals and reach their potential.

A great starting point is the Sunshine Coast Councils “Business Website” or more specifically their page on grants.

If you’re like any other small or online business owner, free money is music to your ears. But grants for small businesses, which are basically free money, have their advantages and disadvantages. There are many things to consider when pursuing this type of funding for your business. Also, it is important to note that grants for small business can be supplemental to any other traditional method of funding a business, such as a loan, microloan, or line of credit.

What is a grant?

A grant is money that is given to a person, business or corporation from federal, state, county or local governments, or private businesses or corporations. Grants do not require repayment of any kind. It is most definitely an attractive financial consideration for entrepreneurs and small or online businesses with little cash available for start-up, growth or expansion. There are grants available for all kinds of small and online business owners: women, veterans, disabled, minorities, and other under-represented groups. The key is finding the grants for which you qualify and then doing the nose-to-the-grindstone work to apply for the small business grant.

How Do You Get a Small Business Grant?

Research, research, research! There are tons of grants out there for the asking, but you need to do your research. Most grants have very stringent requirements that must be met (i.e. woman-owned business with fewer than 25 employees, with a tie to local environmental conservation efforts.) If you do your research, you will find thousands of grants up for grabs. However, you must make sure your small or online business meets their oftentimes strict eligibility requirements.

This information is provided to inspire you to do some research and see what is available and suitable for you. Good Luck!

Excerpts courtesy of:
https://www.kabbage.com/blog/pros-and-cons-small-business-grants/
http://www.robertsnathan.com/business-can-benefit-small-business-grants/

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