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.

 

 

Christmas Eve Carols and Sausage Sizzle

Christmas Eve Carols and Sausage Sizzle

Christmas Eve Carols

Christmas Eve Carols Grafic
This year’s Christmas Eve Carols is free family-friendly event will be held on the oval behind the Chancellor State College Primary Campus Hall (See Map Below) and if the weather is inclement the event will proceed in the hall. This year’s Christmas Eve Carols thanks to, Chancellor Park Community Church who are, this year, supported by the Sippy Downs & District Community Assoc.
The Sausage Sizzle is free and Barista made Coffee will be available for a gold coin donation with some activities for kids available after 6pm.
 

TIMES

  • Kicks off at 6pm with Sausage Sizzle and Fun for the kids
  • 7 pm Carols and Christmas Eve Celebration
 

PARKING

Free parking is available in Scholars Drive at the primary school and parking is also available at the nearest car parks at University however fees may apply. See picture below for more details.
Christmas Eve Carols Parking/Event Locations
Planned Burn in USC

Planned Burn in USC

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 health of the vegetation community which contains  rare and endangered plant species.

The area to be burnt this year is Area 2 which is just under 1Ha in size and shown below.

The first date for the burn has now been set for Wednesday 23rd of August (conditions dependant), with a back up option  for Wednesday the 30th of August.

A decision to proceed with the burn will be made on Monday 21st August.

The planned burn will begin at approximately 9am and should be complete by 12pm.

Communications to University staff and students and adjoining local residents in Sippy Downs will be produced and delivered over the coming week.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact Gabriel McGhee directly.

Gabriel McGhee
Coordinator, University Grounds
Asset Management Services
USC

Ph 07 5456 5448
gmcghee@usc.edu.au
usc.edu.au

Chancellor State School – Traffic Solutions POLL

Chancellor State School – Traffic Solutions POLL

This POLL is designed to measure usage of the 3 proposed solutions being explored by Cr Christian Dickson​:

A. The existing loop back to University Way to exit the area with the addition of Traffic Lights

B. The one way Bus Lane to get through to Sippy Downs Drive to exit the area

C. The one way road to get through to Colombia St / Parkville Street to exit the area

All data is available LIVE one the poll is completed!

NB: We are also working on the exploration of all of the potential additional solutions raised by you, the community.

This poll in no way precludes more solutions being explored and delivered. The more solutions that can be delivered the better the overall outcome will be in reducing traffic congestion.

Scholars Drive Primary School Parking & Traffic Issues – 21 March 17

Scholars Drive Primary School Parking & Traffic Issues – 21 March 17

Following a lot of conjecture in the community about what is happening in relation to traffic & parking at Chancellor State Primary School (in Scholars Dr, Sippy Downs) and the overflow parking issues that plague the local community at pick up times for students, we arranged an interview with (Councillor) Cr Christian Dickson to see where he is at in delivering much needed solutions.

We urge all members of the community who may be affected by parking and traffic problems to watch this interview to ensure you are up to date with the current progress and fully aware of potential issues and possible action that may need to be taken to deliver real solutions.

As discussed in the interview we will present a progress update in a few weeks.

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