Cr Dickson - Steady and sustainable growth continues for Sippy Downs
  • Monday 21 December 2020

 Steady and sustainable growth continues for Sippy Downs

As many of you may have noticed, development is continuing to gain momentum at the Sippy Downs Town Centre with nine separate developments set to be under construction by the end of this year.

Sippy Downs was designed as an education and research hub and the development of the area demonstrates council’s commitment to the area being a catalyst for attracting knowledge-based employment opportunities to the Sunshine Coast.

With the combination of planned residential, commercial and civic developments approved by council is helping to maximise the area as a launchpad for health and technology start-ups, incubators, entrepreneurs, accelerators, mentors and investors and it’s fantastic to see such a positive response from the development sector.

Our unique ‘university town’ vision for Sippy Downs is coming to fruition. Together, these new developments are bringing us closer to realising the vision outlined in the Sippy Downs local area plan and I am confident to say that it is steadily becoming a vibrant and active town centre - an ideal place to learn, earn, live and play.

Stay informed about these nine developments or future proposals in your neighbourhood by using council’s Development.i. This online platform enables anyone to search and track development activity, and features visualisation, advanced searching and the ability to subscribe to receive email notifications. Visit to start your search.


Alfriston Drive, Buderim

Advocating for the delivery of pathway networks that enable safe pedestrian and cycle access is something I find extremely rewarding. This new pathway will provide a safe and functional way for local residents to utilise sustainable transport options, like walking or cycling all whilst taking in the beautiful scenery around Buderim. A special thanks to Ted O’Brien, together council and the federal government will deliver over $250,000 worth of pathway for Division 6.


Season’s greetings

As this is my last column for the year, I would like to wish all readers a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2021. I hope you all have a chance to unwind and spend some quality time with family and friends over the holiday period.