Below are details regarding an exciting new Community Facilities Precinct proposed for Sippy Downs – The Peter Crosby Common, located on Peter Crosby Way (intersection Red Cedar St), Sippy Downs.
The Sippy Downs community will play a valuable role in the final decision of Council.
Cr Christian Dickson would like to ascertain the level of support by local residents for this proposal. The best way to do this is for residents to sign a letter of support which can be presented to Councillors.
A proforma letter has been prepared for your consideration. Simply complete the online letter below.
Thank you for your interest in these much need community facilities.
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Proposed Community Facilities Precinct
History and Background
On behalf of the landowner, Innovative Planning Solutions has engaged with the Sippy Downs community over a 10-year period. As part of this engagement, we have become acutely aware of the community’s ongoing need and desire for community and sporting facilities. As a result, there is a commitment to uphold a community precinct vision for this land, held by the late Peter Crosby whose family owned and farmed the land for over 50 years.
The subject land is currently undergoing assessment via the Palmview Urban Investigation Area process with Council’s final determination expected early 2019. Due to the geographical location, postcode (4556) and council division (Division 6), the landowner has always considered this parcel of land to be part of Sippy Downs, not Palmview.
What will the community precinct include?
The proposal includes a full-size sports playing field, a flat building pad intended to accommodate a sports club, canteen, amenities and meeting room for community use plus car parking, an off-leash dog park and community garden. A substantial proportion of land (minimum 50% of the site) is proposed to remain as environmental open space.
How will this be paid for?
A portion of the land is proposed to be developed for uses that may include a retirement village/aged care facility or a private school. No standard residential development (i.e. detached houses or units) is proposed. The funds generated from development of this part of the land will enable the dedication and funding of the Community Facilities Precinct.
Provision of these facilities would meet the community’s vision for the area and address the historical shortfall of community facilities in Chancellor Park Estate.
In addition to the dedication of usable land, a minimum of 2.5 million dollars has been allocated by the land owner to construct the community facilities. This financial contribution is open to community consultation on how to best allocate these funds to specifically benefit the Sippy Downs community. It is important that this opportunity to directly provide for residents is not lost. Delivery of this community precinct would be unlikely to occur elsewhere in Sippy Downs due to the lack of available and suitably sized land.
Sincerely – James Brownsworth, Director, Innovative Planning Solutions
LETTER OF SUPPORT TO SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL