Looking towards a bright Innovative future

Looking towards a bright Innovative future

It is with great pleasure that we can officially announce that the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast has become a primary sponsor of the Sippy Downs and District Community Association Inc (SDDCA).

The Innovation Centre is now hosting the SDDCA’s Monthly Management Committee meetings on the 3rd Tuesday night of each and every month at 6pm and is now recognized as a primary sponsor.

Held in the Innovation Centre’s tech’d out conference room complete with state-of-the-art Audio Visual equipment this fantastic new venue will allow us to grow as we move forward in the years ahead assisting, working with and challenging our respective local, state and federal elected representatives and governing bodies to ensure the best interests of our vibrant diverse and ever growing community are not only met but held in high regard.

We reached out to the Innovation Centre a few months ago and following some fruitful correspondence and subsequent meeting with Innovation Centre CEO, Mark Paddenburg we secured this amazing new venue.

We sincerely appreciate the support extended to us by the Innovation Centre and are proud to form this bond under the community associations “Unity in CommUNITY” program which we kicked off late last year with the goal of forming stronger connections between the SDDCA and community organisations, businesses and community stakeholders across the Sippy Downs and District Community to better support, advocate for and benefit the community as a whole.

Since the community associations inception we have held our monthly committee meetings at Insite Realty in Sippy Downs and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their longstanding support over so many years set to continue in another valuable capacity.

As always we urge the the entire community, from businesses and community sporting and non profit groups to residents, students and property owners to take an active role in the SDDCA and to join us in building upon our vibrant, diverse and overgrowing community.

Harmony at Palmview officially opens

Harmony at Palmview officially opens

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 master planned community at the very Heart of the Sunshine Coast.

The Sippy Downs and district community association and the volunteers that have driven it along for the past 13 years played an integral part in ensuring that this development had the best possible balance with the least possible negative impact upon the Sippy Downs community.

Councillor Christian Dickson from Division 6, Sunshine Coast Council said of this brand new opening ” This is a fantastic new residential community right in the heart of the Sunshine Coast providing over 20 hectares open space for recreational purposes forming part of the total 100 hectares of open space for the community. This will serve as further community access areas for the existing Sippy Downs community and will provide many new road access points both North to the Sunshine Motorway and South to the Caloundra interchange at Caloundra Road and direct access to the Bruce Highway so in terms of Road access this is good for the community.”


The community association would like to thank have a property group for inviting us to attend and we look forward to forging strong relationships between the entire Palmview community and the Sippy Downs community as a whole.

Suncoast Hosting and Web Solutions – SDDCA Supporter

Suncoast Hosting and Web Solutions – SDDCA Supporter

Suncoast Hosting and Web Solutions - SDDCA Supporter

Suncoast Hosting and Web Solutions – SDDCA Supporter

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Neil McNulty owner of Suncoast Hosting and Web Solutions and I am very proud to announce that Neil and his business will be supporting the Sippy Downs and District Digital Community Network including the SDDCA Website, the Community News Website and the Community and Business Directory Website.

It’s only with the support of community minded locals like Neil that allows community organisations such as ours to grow our capacity and deliver even more value to the community ratepayers and residents that we represent.

Neil and his businesses are providing us with hosting, tech support and even online marketing guidance so that over the coming months and years we can further empower local businesses, non profit organisations and YOU the community top have a voice online and share with the wider community your services, products, views, praise and even concerns with your fellow community members.

We sincerely thank Neil and the Suncoast Hosting and Web Solutions team! If you are looking for any kind of Web Solutions at all please give them a call on 07 5479 3888 alternatively you can click or tap on their logos below and check out all they have on offer!

Suncoast Hosting and Web Solutions - SDDCA Supporter

Suncoast Web Solutions – SDDCA Supporter

Suncoast Hosting and Web Solutions - SDDCA Supporter

Suncoast Hosting – SDDCA Supporter

If you own or operate a local business and would like to support us to do even more locally you can checkout the SDDCA Corporate, Premium Corporate, Supporter or Sponsor Memberships or like Neil provide in kind support and or services by contacting us via out Contact Us page or simply give us a call and together we can explore how you too can support us to do even more!

Matt Druce
SDDCA – President
0451 799 211

1500 Square Metres secured for the community

1500 Square Metres secured for the community

We welcome the commencement of the Coles development at the Sippy Downs Town Centre.  The SDDCA has liaised with Cr Christian Dickson, council planning staff and various developers regarding the town centre for several years. We appreciate that development managers for Coles have kept us up to date throughout their application process.

Feedback from the community has shown a desire to see retail competition in the area which Coles can offer. The development will be walking distance from the University and Sippy Downs education precinct which will be of benefit for both shopping and diverse employment opportunities as well as future student accommodation.

The SDDCA has maintained a particular interest in the Coles development to ensure the 1500 Square Metres secured for the community within the town centre was allocated by Council for community use.  We are looking forward to progressing this into the future with Council.

The SDDCA has always supported the Sippy Downs Centre site to be a mixture of small and large retail; adequate parking facilities and residential units.  A concern has always been the local road network, but council’s recent upgrade of Sippy Downs Drive will ensure functionality in this area.”

Please see the announcement released on 15 Feb 2016 via the community website achat viagra en ligne canada.

Coles at Sippy Downs – Construction update. It was an absolute pleasure to join with SDDCA representative Matt Druce…

Expansion of Woolworths Chancellor Park

Expansion of Woolworths Chancellor Park

The public notification period re a development application for an Expansion of Woolworths Chancellor Park Market Place ends on 17 August.
Residents are encouraged to have their say on this expansion.  All submissions will be taken into consideration during council’s assessment process.
The application is for an additional 681m2 of gross floor area to accommodate additional shopping aisles.
After receiving a briefing from council, the SDDCA will be making a submission and would welcome your thoughts and feedback on this proposed expansion to include in the submission.   Please email us at info@sippydowns.org.au by 14 Aug.
Alternatively you can make your submission direct to Sunshine Coast Council.  For more information, visit council’s website <a href="http://www.sunshinecoast.qld viagra 100mg acheter.gov.au/” target=”_blank”>www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au go to PD online and search MCU15/0085 or click HERE
Please note:  A local Chancellor Park website  (which is NOT associated with the SDDCA) displays the following statement re this development application – “Woolworths will be opening a cafe and pizza bar in the extension (including gourmet pizza ovens and a Barista making fresh coffee) as well as offering another 6 aisles of shopping.”  
As the pizza and coffee component was NOT included in the development application, the SDDCA sought clarification from Sunshine Coast Council who advised that the proposed expansion is to provide a more comprehensive grocery line and does NOT include gourmet pizza and Barista made coffee.  We have also requested clarification in writing from Woolworths in order to explain how this information has been misrepresented.
Sippy Downs residents are definitely included in the NBN Rollout.

Sippy Downs residents are definitely included in the NBN Rollout.

In order to clear up some confusion in the community regarding the NBN Planned roll-out to Sippy Downs the SDDCA wrote to Member for Fisher Mal Brough M.P and NBN Co in relation to existing residents provision of NBN.

…existing Sippy Downs residents are definitely included in the NBN Rollout announcement last week…


We are pleased to re-confirm that existing Sippy Downs residents are definitely included in the NBN Roll-out announcement last week with delivery expected between 2 – 3 years and build commencement in the first half of 2016.

SDDCA Committee

Please See the official response below.
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