Will it be McHappy days ahead for this Coast suburb?
THE Sippy Downs school run could be about to get a whole lot better for fans of fast food.
A development application for a service station, two fast food restaurants and a third food and drink outlet has been lodged with the council for the vacant land on Sippy Downs Dr next to the police station.
The plans submitted show a Caltex service station and Starmart will be joined by a KFC and McDonald's if the code-assessable development progresses.
What would you like to see in the third outlet?
This poll ended on 08 September 2016.
A coffee shop.
A juice bar.
A healthier food option.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
The identity of the third outlet is not clear yet, but there's been hope expressed on one local Facebook community page for a coffee shop to slot in alongside the fast food giants.
Either way, the presence of the two iconic outlets could give the tuck shop at Chancellor State College's secondary campus some stiff competition.
The proposed development covers just more than 7% of the 1.9ha site and would be comprised of 1374 sq m gross floor area in total with all car parking to be screened by landscaping, fences or buildings.
The current proposal has all vehicles entering and exiting via four crossovers on Sippy Downs Dr with 118 car spaces in total as well as 16 motorbike spaces, 26 bicycle slots and parking and access for vans and medium and light rigid vehicles.
There was mixed feedback on the Sippy Downs and District Community Website's Facebook page over the proposal.
Narelle Johnston was pleased about the employment prospects such a project could bring.
"About time! All of this development brings jobs and opportunities to our community," she wrote.
There were a number of fast food fans celebrating and even former students lamenting the fact they never had the opportunity while still at school to be so close to Colonel Sanders and Ronald McDonald.
Some weren't sold on the idea of fast food outlets, saying they would've preferred to see healthier options but there was a number in support of the job creation the development could drive.
Marie O'Neil wasn't sold on the location of the proposal.
"That's just going to make the existing school traffic even more hectic!! Plus the proximity to the school and uni isn't going to promote healthy choices for the students," she wrote.
There are some points of concern for both the council and the State Government, who both wrote to the proponents seeking more information on a range of issues including flood management and in particular traffic management.
The council's main traffic concerns centred around the impact of the development on Sippy Downs Dr and particularly on any access to a future fire station planned to go next to the development as well as any effect entry and exits may have on traffic throughout the Sippy Downs Dr/Claymore Rd interchange.
They also want to see vegetation along the Sunshine Mwy boundary to protect the visual amenity of the arterial road.
The proponents of the development have six months to respond from the date of receipt to the request for more information which was sent by the State Government on June 29.