Sponsor found for University Way Fence Project

Sponsor found for University Way Fence Project

SDDCA MEDIA RELEASE

Sippy Downs and District Community Association (SDDCA) President Matt Druce is pleased to announce that a sponsor has been secured for the final stage of the University Way fence project between Colombia and Albany Streets, Sippy Downs.

Mr Druce said, “This is an important community project as this particular roadway is one of the area’s most used local roads and is in desperate need of repair and paint. A joint project last year between the SDDCA, Cr Christian Dickson, former State Member Steve Dickson and the Buderim Men’s Shed saw the restoration of the fence from Oxford Close to Scholars Drive. This has made an incredible difference to the amenity of the area with stage 2 set to remedy this long-standing eyesore.

“At the SDDCA AGM in August, we made an open call for sponsorship for the restoration of the remainder of the fence along University Way from Columbia Street to Albany Street.  I am pleased to advise residents that through town planning consultants Innovative Planning Solutions, Mr Graham Hobbs and Mr Ian Tregoning, the owners and Directors of Living Choice Australia, have responded to that call and advised that LCA will provide sponsorship for this project.

Completion of stage 2 of this project will see the erection of “Project Thank You” signage at the beginning and ends of stage 1 and 2 of the project, recognising the efforts and contributions of all the organisations and businesses involved. This has been approved by Council for a period of 12 months for which we are grateful.

We are aiming to commence work in the new year and are calling for expressions of interest from local industry relevant businesses to put up their hand and volunteer to assist in the management and delivery of this final stage, in turn securing the opportunity to have their business acknowledged in the “Project Thank You” signage. (APPLY BELOW)

“The SDDCA has established good working relationships with many of the landowners in our fast-growing area and it is encouraging to see this genuine desire by Living Choice Australia to provide for the Sippy Downs community.  As well as the proposal of community facilities put forward by Living Choice Palmview on land bordering Chancellor Park Estate, they also have approval for a large residential development in Palmview. Our aim is to continue to work with them and other developers on matters of community interest.”

Mr Hobbs said, “Living Choice provides a wide choice of living options and leisure facilities in safe, secure communities located in sought-after locations. We value engagement with local residents and were only too pleased to provide sponsorship for this community project run by the Sippy Downs & District Community Association.”

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Media inquiries:  Matt Druce, President, SDDCA, Ph: 0406 991 402

Media op:

Matt Druce, SDDCA, Graham Hobbs, Living Choice Australia and James Brownsworth, Innovative Planning Solutions will be inspecting the fence on University Way, Sippy Downs near the intersection on Albany Street at 1.30pm on Thursday 13 December 2018.  Media welcome to attend.

 

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SDDCA AGM 2017 – Wrap Up

SDDCA AGM 2017 – Wrap Up

MEDIA RELEASE

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.

 

SDDCA AGM 2017 - Pictured Speaker - Cr Christian Dickson, Division 6 Councillor - Sunshine Coast Council

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.

Media inquiries:
Matt Druce, President
Sippy Downs & District Community Assoc Inc
www.sippydowns.org.au
Ph: 0406 991 402

Much needed fence repairs are on their way!

Much needed fence repairs are on their way!

It is with great pleasure that we can officially announce 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 Sippy Downs and District Community Association (SDDCA), the Buderim Men’s Shed, Mr Steve Dickson MP for Buderim an Councilor Christian Dickson, councilor for Division 6 Sunshine Coast Council.

Each section of residential fencing along University Way between Oxford Close and Scholars Drive is being 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.

Residential boundary fences adjoining public spaces have the potential to become an issue in residential developments right across the Sunshine Coast just as it has in University Way, Sippy Downs.

For a number of years the SDDCA has explored a number of ways to deliver 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 from residents.

Over the last few weeks Association representatives have personally visited all of the residential properties along the section of fencing listed above and sought approval from them to have this project delivered resulting in all residents whose fence is currently worse for wear happily agreeing for the works to take place.

Under current legislation, 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.

We would like to, on behalf of the entire community, sincerely thank the Buderim Men’s Shed, Steve Dickson MP and Cr Christian Dickson for their contributions assistance and support!

SDDCA Management Committee – 2016 -2017

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
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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/