Christmas Eve Carols
- Kicks off at 6pm with Sausage Sizzle and Fun for the kids
- 7 pm Carols and Christmas Eve Celebration
Yesterday the SDDCA officially announced that the boundary fence line facing university way between Oxford Close and Scholars Drive, Sippy Downs will be repaired cleaned and repainted over the coming weeks as part of a joint project between the themselves, the Buderim Men’s Shed, Mr Steve Dickson MP for Buderim an Councillor Christian Dickson, councilor for Division 6 Sunshine Coast Council.
Residents who rear fence bounds University Way between Oxford Close and Scholars Drive Sippy Downs are having their fencce repaired, cleaned and repainted under this collaborative community project intern improving the visual aesthetics to this major access point in and out of the Sippy Downs area.
The SDDCA has for a number of years explored ways to engage residents to assist in delivering much needed repairs and maintenance to fencing along University Way Sippy Downs by conducting email and mailout offers to residents with limited success and engagement.
Recently SDDCA representatives have visited all of the residential properties along the section of fencing listed above and sought approval from them to have this project delivered free of charge with all but one resident taking part. Under the Dividing Fences and Trees Act of 2011 while residents who share a boundary fence with other residents are required to share the cost of fence replacement, residential properties whose fencing faces public land are solely responsible for the replacement and repair costs.
This creates an issue should individual residents begin to replace sections of fence that they own with different styles and colours of fencing as it can potentially lower the visual amenity of the main thoroughfare in the area.
The SDDCA, on behalf of the entire community, sincerely thanks the Buderim Men’s Shed, Steve Dickson MP and Cr Christian Dickson for their contributions assistance and support!
What kind of local community do you want for you and your loved ones?
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 in Sippy Downs!
The SDDCA are taking this opportunity to again reach out to you all as members of this vibrant, diverse and rapidly expanding community and ask you well in advance ……..
What kind of community initiatives, events and programs do you want to see and what part are you willing to play to make these a reality in the year ahead?
This community website built for the use of each and every community member and non profit organisation is just one of our past initiatives.
Contact us and come along to the next committee meeting on July 18 at 6pm at the Innovation Centre.
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Yesterday our President Matt Druce and Secretary Jo Jenkins had the opportunity to meet with Local Government Division 6 Councillor, Christian Dickson to discuss the SDDCA’s Unity in CommUNITY program.
Yesterday’s meeting with Christian was an opportunity for us as a community organisation to continue exploring UNITY in CommUNITY, the SDDCA’s vision of what we see is the way forward for local community organisations to support, resource and assist each other in the best possible way.
Having now met with Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie MP and Local Government Division 6 Councillor, Christian Dickson we look forward to meeting with Federal Member for Fisher, Andrew Wallace MP in January 2017 and presenting the SDDCA’s Unity in CommUNITY program to him as well.
We are thrilled to announce that Cr Christian Dickson is the first signatory to the Unity in CommUNITY foundation document and look forward to securing Andrew Wallace’s and Jarrod Bleijie’s in the new year.
We extend an offer to all local residents, community organisations and non-profits to contact us at any time so that we may present SDDCA’s Unity in CommUNITY program to you as well. Once we have a clear and definite commitment from all our elected representatives we will be setting up meetings with each and every stakeholder in the Sippy Downs and District area and beyond linking all the tiers of community advocacy and service provision under the Unity in CommUNITY foundation document.
The SDDCA’s Unity in CommUNITY program is an exciting step for the SDDCA and for the community members we advocate for and with, and we look forward to any feedback, suggestions, or ideas that anyone has on how we can further improve our goal to deliver this program for the benefit of each and every one of you.
Sippy Downs was one of the first master planned communities on the Sunshine Coast but being the first is not always a good thing, Sippy Downs is a suburb which experienced a lot of challenges in the early days and to this day still has challenges that are yet to be overcome with boundary fences high on that list.
These quite lengthy sections of residential boundary fencing that face onto major public thoroughfares, two of which are currently under investigation by the Sippy Downs and District Community Association with the help of local residents and landowners, are an issue that in essece falls between the gaps.
Over the last couple of years the association has been exploring and reaching out to affected parties to look at ways to approach this issue and it’s with great pleasure that we can announce that a number of the landowner community members attended a meeting last week forming and SDDCA sub committee dedicated to exploring boundary boundary fence issues for the entire area with University Way and Springhill Drive boundary fences identified as prime candidates for the initial exploration. These 2 stretches front onto highly visible community ingress and egress routes and as such are receiving initial attention with a view to identifying and progressing to locations relative to the successes of these initial explorations.
For more information or to get involved and support this iniative visit the SDDCA Website and read the update titled Community Fence Project Exploration Lifts Off