Sippy Downs has been rezoned and established as a suburb in 1993. It has an area of 7.1 km2. Sippy Down is named after Sippy Creek, which was named from an Aboriginal word meaning “birds”. Originally, Sippy Downs land has been used for grazing and growing sugar-cane.
University of Sunshine Coast has opened in 1996 and had around 13,000 enrollments in 2017. University is aiming for 20,000 students by 2020. To accommodate increasing amount of students, council has approved 189 residential units with some 237 car parks. New approved complex will be a mix of one, two and three bedroom dwellings (development to accommodate growing number of students).
Exciting new 73 million Youi development will employ up to 1,700 staff during its completion of first stage and up to 3,000 staff upon completion of stage two. This will bring further employment opportunities and growth in the area.
Some of the attractions closed to Sippy Downs:
- Mooloolah River National Park with bushwalks, cycling ways or take the canoe. Jowarra section is one of the few remaining coastal rainforests. Pathway connects Sippy Downs and Sunshine Coast University with Kawana and Mooloolaba
- Mooloolaba: beach, rock pools, Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium, dinning etc is only 10 minutes to drive
- Aussie World where everyone can find something for every age is around 10 min. to drive
- Bellingham Maze – 80 x 80m star shaped hedge where you can get easily lost is approx 6 km away
- Buderim Forest Waterfall is also only a short drive (approx 10km) and presents lovely natural beauty
Sippy Downs is family friendly suburb. So whether you are student, family, visiting, residing or studying at Sippy Downs, enjoy this peaceful suburb and its surroundings.