Sippy Downs Resident’s Association AGM delivers a unique historical and future snap shot of this thriving area
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”
Matt Druce, President
Sippy Downs & District Community Assoc Inc
Ph: 0451 799 211