The BeCA Management Committee welcomed Bill Pentland to the team as a replacement after regretfully accepting the resignation of Mike Smith for family reasons. Though currently living in Bells Reach, Bill and his wife will shortly be moving into a new home in Arbour. This will give BeCA onsite representation for all residents of that area of the estate.
BeCA welcomed a $500 donation from Caloundra RSL towards covering the cost of paper for the newsletter. The RSL has been generous in its support and BeCA thanks them very much. This donation means we can continue to supply the newsletter to all 2500 homes in Bellvista, Bells Reach and Arbour at no cost to the association until the end of 2019.
The BeCA Facebook page is for the benefit all local residents. BeCA is more than happy to provide a one off promotion for a new local business via its Facebook page. We are more than happy to promote local events and fund raisers as well as ‘lost pet’ announcements. These are provided on a ‘one of’ basis. The BeCA Facebook page is not for the on going free advertising for Sunshine Coast businesses. Currently there in one non local business organization which continues to put its weekly free advert on our Facebook page. BeCA deletes the post as soon as possible and we now ask them to desist from doing so.
Cr Baberowski was in attendance at the Management Committee Meeting and reported that he had some initial costing and planning done regarding the possible walkway connecting Arbour to Baringa near Koala Court, Little Mountain. Because of the possibility of frequent flooding, there would be a considerable cost to Council to provide a suitable pathway through this area. The area will remain under the control of Stockland until into 2020 so we cannot expect to see any progress on the construction of a pathway in the foreseeable future.
However Cr Baberowski believes that the pathway proposal has much merit and he is keen to see it progress as far as possible as resources become available. It would provide a unique alternative natural experience for residents, an experience he feels justifies the possible expense. However nothing further can be achieved until Stockland relinquish control of the area in 2020.
The Caloundra West Lions will shortly boast around 30 members, a great achievement for the fledgling organization. Drought relief is their current major project so we can expect to see fund raisers for that worthy cause. The Bells Reach Community Garden which is being managed by Caloundra West Lions is no longer able to accept ‘private plot’ requests.
Concern was raised on the tight entry into the new Bellcarra Place/Bellvista Blvd roundabout when coming from Caloundra Rd. Regretfully the design of the entry may lead to an accident. BeCA lauds the intention to slow traffic but the current design appears to over compensate, causing larger vehicles to navigate the roundabout at little more than walking pace. BeCA urges all local motorists to exercise extreme care when using this roundabout.
BeCA is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary and there was discussion on how this should occur.
BeCA is waiting patiently for notice from the Minister for Main Roads, Mark Bailey on a date he would be available to attend a Public Meeting at Bellvista Meeting Place to hear resident concerns over local traffic issues. It is expected that a date sometime in October may be suitable to all. It would be vitally important that there be a good attendance by residents at this meeting to ensure the message to do something about local traffic and Caloundra Rd is heard.
BeCA has long promoted the need for planning to commence on a proposed link road connecting Pelican Waters Blvd and Aura Blvd. With the now anticipated earlier completion date for the Bells Creek Arterial through to the Bruce Highway, planning for a link road becomes an even higher priority. Without the Pelican Waters/Aura link road, Bellvista Blvd will become a ‘rat run’ for traffic leaving Caloundra. Traffic heading to Brisbane and the Bruce Hwy could use Bellvista Blvd, Aura Blvd and Bells Creek Arterial and onto the Bruce Hwy creating heavy traffic and markedly raise safety issues for local residents.
The meeting closed at 9pm.