BeCA welcomes the re election of Cr Rick Baberowski to the Sunshine Coast Council as our representative for Division 1. We have developed an effective 2 way communication channel between ourselves and Cr Baberowski It is a great advantage to have Cr Baberowski as an important ally to serve the needs of our community just as Cr Baberowski finds BeCA an important place where he can quickly and effectively be aware of the issues affecting our community.
We are further delighted to learn that Cr Baberowski has just been elected as the Sunshine Coast’s Deputy Mayor. We congratulate Cr Baberowski on his recent appointment.
There has been quite an increase in the numbers of daily walkers, dog leaders, bike riders and joggers across the numerous pathways and veloways available to us locally for our daily exercise needs.
Recent rainfall has seen several of these pathways become clogged with low overhanging branches and the encroachment of ground cover across some pathways, especially around Bells Reach and Arbour.
BeCA forwarded a service request to have encroaching growth cleared to ensure full access to pathways for all.
We can now report that work is about to begin to cut back this growth around Bells Reach and Arbour. The pathway around much of Arbour is interesting as the side of the pathway closest to homes is maintained by Council while the other side of the pathway closest to bushland is maintained by a separate bushland authority.
Currently, each authority can only maintain its own side of the pathway.
Council has notified the other authority and has requested it clear low branches and encroaching undergrowth to ensure the pathway is clear for the increased number of people now using these pathways for exercise.
Recent rule changes now allow 2 visitors to a home. This means BeCA’s Executive can again meet to complete any ongoing business as required.
The full BeCA Management Committee and Councillor however are still unable to meet under current government lockdown regulations.