The Sippy Downs and District Community Association – SDDCA AGM 2017 delivered a wealth of information for the local community across a range of topics including development, local and state governance and local policing last night.
We would like to thank speakers Trevor Devitt, Head of Communications at Youii insurance, Jarrod Bleijie MP, Member for Kawana, Mark Asang, Project Manager – Bruce Highway Upgrade, TMR, James brownsworth speaking on the proposed Community Facilities Precinct for the Crosby family, Steve Dickson MP, Member for Buderim, Cr Christian Dickson, Division 6 Sunshine Coast Council, Anthony Demiris – Avid Group Palmview Development and Sgt Brett Young Officer-in-Charge Sippy Downs police for their most valuable updates and information.
The wealth of information delivered at last nights SDDCA AGM 2017 is testament to the ongoing growth and refinement of the Sippy Downs and District area.
Pictured Speaker – Cr Christian Dickson, Division 6 Councillor – Sunshine Coast Council
Returning SDDCA President Matthew Druce said, “The SDDCA would like to thank all of the community members and VIP Guests who attended the meeting along with the evening’s speakers.
While we value all of the speakers and topics covered, of special interest to us as a community representative and advocacy body is the announcement of the proposed community facilities precinct presented by James Brownsworth on behalf of the Crosby family. This development has the potential to deliver long overdue and much needed community facilities. We will be investigating, exploring and seeking feedback from the community, together with council’s position on this proposal over the coming weeks and months.”
Mr Druce went on to say, “Sippy Downs was poorly planned and delivered but after 10 plus years we may just be on the precipice of seeing some of the biggest oversights delivered. Thanks to the commencement of the expanding Sippy Downs Town Centre, Cr Christian Dickson is now able to explore funding opportunities for the delivery of a library and meeting room facilities. Delivery of the proposed community facilities in these two precincts would see Sippy Downs residents enjoying facilities afforded to other master planned communities.
“We are fortunate to have a strong working relationship with Councillor Christian Dickson and the SDDCA is now calling on residents to learn more about the development proposal on the Crosby land (which includes land dedicated to sporting fields, community buildings and a community garden) and support the Association in our approach to council planning staff.”
More information including detailed maps will be able to be viewed on our website when we release detailed information tomorrow.
Official Release Date: 14 September 2017
SDDCA AGM 2017 – Follow Up
The SDDCA will also be publishing more detailed updates on other information presented on the evening over the coming week however not all information from the night is approved by the relevant speakers for public release beyond the SDDCA AGM 2017 format and attendees.
It is for this very reason that the SDDCA strongly urges community members to stay up to date with community meeting opportunities to ensure they are as informed as possible.
Matt Druce, President
Sippy Downs & District Community Assoc Inc
Ph: 0406 991 402
An exciting inclusion in this week’s community meeting and SDDCA AGM is a presentation on the potential delivery of a community facilities Precinct for Sippy Downs.
Last Friday SDDCA Representatives had the opportunity to meet with Steve Dickson MP for Buderim, Cr Christian Dickson, Landowner Ben Crosby and James Brownsworth from Innovative Planning Solutions onsite to take a look at this proposed development for Sippy Downs.
The Crosby family are seeking to develop this land as they understand the need for community focused land and facilities that have historically never been provided for in and around the Sippy Downs area.
Currently under negotiation with Sunshine Coast Council this development has the potential to deliver much needed sports fields and community facilities for the Sippy Downs area and based upon the information provided to us thus far the SDDCA supports this project going ahead while simultaneously seeking community feedback over the coming weeks leading up to a formal submission to SCC.
A full presentation will be delivered at this Wednesday nights community meeting and AGM.
To register your interest and stay up to date with speaker announcements over the next few days jump onto our Facebook Event Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1326636460746323/
Each Month the SDDCA Management Committee Meets to Discuss Local Issues and Challenges in order to deliver solutions that benefit the community under the guidelines of the SDDCA Constitution.
Our next meeting is this coming Tuesday the 15th of August.
All committee meetings are held at the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, Queensland 4556 and commence at 6pm
Committee Meeting Venue: Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs
We welcome attendance by community members and urge the community become members of the SDDCA and take an active role in the exploration and delivery of opportunities for growth, events and more.
Looking for more information?
Please visit the SDDCA Website at http://sippydowns.org.au/ or contact our president Matt Druce on 0406 991 402 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Please note that only financial members of the SDDCA can participate in official organisational voting, ballots etc as stipulated in the organisational constitution. To become a financial member please click the link below. At just $20 per household yearly it is a valuable investment in your community.
(Just $10 p/a for Concession Card Holders)
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.
What kind of local community do you want?
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!
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?
Contact us and come along to the next committee meeting on July 18 at 6pm at the Innovation Centre.
Full Details are available in the Facebook Event Link below
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.