Cr Dickson - Smooth travels on Sippy Downs Drive
  • Friday 20 February 2015

Smooth travels on Sippy Downs Drive

It was great to be able to recently celebrate the completion of the $3.2 million upgrade to Sippy Downs Drive.  Construction included a new intersection with traffic signals, street lighting, three school bus bays as well as improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities. The upgrade not only improves the accessibility and safety of this important access road, it also looks great thanks to extensive landscaping and undergrounding of the power lines.

Slow down around Brightwater

New traffic speed limit signage has been installed around the Brightwater estate.  The new signage is more consistent and will help improve community safety. Generally, Brightwater Boulevard is now a 50 km per hour speed zone and all other areas are now signed as 40 km per hour.  I encourage everyone to keep an eye out for the new speed signage—and stay safe by travelling within the new legal speed limits.

Khancoban Drive Park playground upgrade

Local families are sure to enjoy the infrastructure upgrades planned for the playground at Khancoban Drive Park.  Work to improve playground edging, drainage and shade trees is expected to get underway in the coming weeks.  These works will help improve the safety and amenity of the local park.

Grants now open and help available to get that funding!

Your community organisation, event, activity or program may be eligible for funding through one of Sunshine Coast Council’s grant funding programs.  Major and Environment Levy grants close Sunday, March 8 at 5pm and Minor grant applications for projects up to $2,000 close Monday, April 7.

Applications are also open for Regional Arts and Development Funding (RADF) and Landholder Environment Grants for private, rural landholders for projects that protect and enhance the environment.

Contact council on 5420 8616 to learn more about funding opportunities or visit for further details.

First appeared in the Buderim Chronicle on February 19, 2015.