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Attention Sippy Downs & District Residents
The Sippy Downs & District Community Association is urging locals to show their support for the proposed Community Facilities Precinct for Sippy Downs. Please follow the link to submit a Letter of Support for the Community Facilities Precinct Sippy Downs desperately needs.
Please share this post with your local contacts and organisations.
As a component of the fire management program for the University of the Sunshine Coast, a small area within the Compensatory Habitat translocation site has been identified as requiring a prescribed burn.
Happening Wednesday, Aug 1 9.00am to 12.00pm
The burn will be undertaken by Officers from Rural Fire Service Queensland. During the burn access will be restricted.
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
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.
Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme 2014 – Sippy Downs Local Plan Area – Sunshine Coast Council
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.
CHILDREN’S STORY WRITING COMPETITION | Grades 4 – 9
This is your opportunity to participate in the 2018 “Telling Stories” children’s story writing competition organised by Mooloolaba Rotary in partnership with the Creative Writing Program, USC and Voices on the Coast.
Everyone would agree that we need to encourage our young children to read and write.
With this objective in mind, Mooloolaba Rotary together with the USC and Voices on the Coast has organised the Children’s Story Writing Competition open until August 20 and culminates in an Awards Night at the University on 15 October 2018.
One of the cornerstones of Rotary International is the “4 Way Test” namely:
Is it the Truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
There is contentious debate on the issue of Climate Change but almost everyone will agree that a lot more needs to be done to protect our environment. With this in mind and in the spirit of the “4 Way Test”, the title of the 2018 Telling Stories competition is:
“I should have saved the tree”.
The Competition will be open to all students in Grades 4-9 who will be required to submit a story of 300-1000 words. Entries will be open from 4 June and will close at midnight on 20 August.
Entries will be judged and the winners selected by the Creative Writing Program, USC (See “partners” below).
• Winners in each Grade – $1oo cash and a medal
• Runners-up (2nd and 3rd) – $50 cash and a medal
• Runners-up (4th and 5th) – Certificate
• Overall winner – Professor Gary Crew Trophy, $300 cash and a medal
• Winning School – Floating Trophy.
Click HERE to download an entry form (Entry form shown below)Rotary Writing Competition