MEMBER FOR BUDERIM PLEASED THAT SIPPY DOWNS IS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE BUDERIM ELECTORATE

Member for Buderim Steve Dickson MP said, “The Queensland Redistribution Commission has released its final determination report for the new Queensland state electorate boundaries.  Whilst I am sorry to lose some areas to the new seat of Ninderry, I am very pleased that Sippy Downs is now within the Buderim electorate.  In March I made a submission to the QRC outlining the following reasons:

  • Sippy Downs is a natural fit within the electorate of Buderim geographically, in a road connectivity sense, for that of local feeder schools, community and sporting organisations.
  • The University is a community hub with assets such as the libraries, meeting venues, the Olympic pool and sporting facilities a natural magnet for Buderim electors.
  • Incorporated community associations – The Sippy Downs and District Community Association is an affiliate group of the Buderim War Memorial Community Association.
  • The local Chamber of Commerce – the 4556 Chamber, derives its name from the postcode of the suburbs that it represents.  This includes Buderim and Sippy Downs.
  • Buderim village and Sippy Downs provide community amenity in the form of shopping, sporting and social venues.”

Mr Dickson said, “I have a long history with Sippy Downs, first representing the area as the Local Councillor from 2000 to 2006 and as the State Member from 2006 to 2009, prior to the last boundary distribution.

“I have an extremely close working relationship with Cr Christian Dickson who represents Sippy Downs and we look forward to continuing to work together to progress this area.

“Whilst not officially representing Sippy Downs for the past few years, I have kept abreast of local issues.  I have remained a member of the Sippy Downs and District Community Association, continued strong ties with the University of the Sunshine Coast and was pleased to accept invitations to events at Siena Catholic College and Chancellor State College.  I have provided support for development in the Sippy Downs Towns Centre and stayed connected with residents and local businesses.”

Mr Dickson added, “The new Harmony development at Palmivew to the immediate south of Sippy Downs is also included in the Buderim electorate.  I have been involved with the planning for this development, supporting residents to ensure the best outcome for the existing community and I look forward to again liaising with the community, council and developers.”

Final district maps can be viewed at:
https://boundaries.ecq.qld.gov.au/have-your-say/the-final-determination

The boundaries are finalised following the 21 day appeals period.  The 2017 redistribution boundaries will come into effect when the writ for the next General State Election is issued.

To view a video on this release with Cr Christian Dickson, visit www.facebook/stevedicksonmp

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