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