Come along and Join us!

Come along and Join us!

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 president@sippydowns.org.au.

(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)

Membership Subscriptions
http://sippydowns.org.au/shop/

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.

What kind of local community do you want?

What kind of local community do you want?

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/417519898635086/

Pasture to Prosperity

Pasture to Prosperity

Sippy Downs Resident’s Association AGM delivers a unique historical and future snap shot of this thriving area

Mr Warren Bunker - SCC - Speaker SDDCA AGM 2016

Mr Warren Bunker – SCC – Speaker SDDCA AGM 2016

MEDIA RELEASE
29 September 2016

The Sippy Downs and District Community Association (SDDCA) 2016 AGM was held last night with invited guest speakers delivering a unique snapshot of the extensive range of both residential and commercial development history and growth in Sippy Downs over the last 20 years and where this once open pastureland is headed into the future.

Designed to give the community the best possible access to key community stakeholders the SDDCA Annual General meeting delivered the perfect opportunity for residents to meet, greet and talk with guest speakers, Andrew Wallace MP, Federal Member for Fisher; Mark Asang, Department of Transport & Main Roads; Cr Christian Dickson; Anthony Demiris, AVID Group; John Morgan, Coles Group Property, Iona Beauly, University of the Sunshine Coast; Sgt Steve McDonald, Sippy Downs Police and Warren Bunker, Director of the Planning and Environment, Sunshine Coast Council.  Updates were provided on the Bruce Highway upgrade, the Harmony development (Palmview East), local policing issues and numerous local council projects.  A comprehensive slide presentation featured the Sippy Downs Town Centre and the community was brought up to date with the development of the new Coles supermarket on Sippy Downs Drive.

Incoming SDDCA President Matthew Druce said, “The SDDCA would like to thank all of the community members who attended the meeting and the speakers who attended. As highlighted by our speakers, Sippy Downs has grown from pasture land to what is now considered by many as the heart of the Sunshine Coast born of it’s central geographic location making the beaches or the bush and the travel North or South via the Bruce Hwy equally accessible. With projects like the Bruce Highway Upgrade and Palmview Development delivering improved roads, connectivity and local amenities Sippy Downs and District has reason to celebrate”

Mr Druce said, “Of course current local growth and that over the last 10 years has and will present challenges for the local community however the commitments and organisational plans presented tonight by our speakers highlight a clear and sincere commitment to the local community, its needs and its residents. We look forward to working pro actively with tonight’s speakers into the future to ensure that the SDDCA’s commitment to foster a sense of identity and civic pride in, to represent the best interests of and to protect the environment and lifestyle enjoyed by residents and ratepayers ensuring as community advocates we swiftly act upon those developments and decisions which would impact upon either our community as a whole or upon individual residents within our community.

We look forward to working closely with Cr Christian Dickson over the coming months to definitively explore and address school parking issues at Scholars Drive, Sippy Downs by ensuring all stakeholders to this longstanding community issue are clearly identified and invited to seek a collaborative solution to this challenge”

Media inquiries:
Matt Druce, President
Sippy Downs & District Community Assoc Inc
www.sippydowns.org.au
Ph:  0451 799 211

AGM 2016 and Community Meeting Reminder

AGM 2016 and Community Meeting Reminder

20160923_164722We have placed our sign out notifying those members of the community who do not use, or do not regularly use the internet of the Community Meeting and AGM.

If you use Facebook you can stay up to date with event info, speaker announcements and RVSP via our event listing located at
https://www.facebook.com/events/650839681739017/

We have invited a fantastic range of community stakeholders and representatives to speak in order to provide the most informative update possible. Speakers will be providing detailed updates and information on community projects, development, challenges and reasons for celebration.

Open to each and every member of the community from visitors to residents business representatives this evening always presents a fantastic opportunity for locals to stay up to date with what has, is and will be happening locally.

The Sippy Downs Districts Community Association has been supporting and representing the best interests of locals in the Sippy Downs, Tanawha and Palmview area for over 10 plus years with the support of members of the community just like you.

Each and every year we open the doors to the wider community to stand up and make a positive impact on the local area for the year ahead. If you are a passionate, honest and teamwork oriented local resident and want to join the existing team to nurture and build upon the great work achieved over the last 10 years within community engagement, community spirit and community ownership we would love to hear from you.

This is a FREE event! The ticketing link provided allows interested locals to join the SDDCA and suport the work that we do including events just like this. We thank you for your support!