Division 1 Candidate Ann Ross contacted BeCA to pass on a concern from several prospective voters had when she quizzed them about their concerns for the area. As frequent walkers they wanted the connection between Bellvista and Little Mountain improved. These photos show what it looks like currently.
BeCA forwarded the following email off to SCRC seeking to have the project placed on a works list.
The email sent appears below, the photos are A at the top, B in the middle and C at the foot of the post:
There is a major bike/walk pathway network which serves the residents of Little Mountain and Bellvista. The pathway travels from Little Mountain, through Bellvista, behind Bunnings and all the way into Caloundra.
Currently there is a very brief section which requires a connection between Bellvista and Little Mountain. Bellvista has numerous cycle paths making walking and cycling popular pastimes among many of the residents.
BeCA (Bellvista Community Association) would like to see these two sections of pathway joined to provide a stable all weather connection, suitable for walkers, cyclists and elderly residents either on foot or in motorized scooters.
Attached are several photographs. Photo A (Small) shows the pathway at the western end of Torrens St Bellvista, photo B (Small) shows pathway at the end of Guymer Crt Bellvista and photo C (Small) shows end of the pathway looking east from the Little Mountain end.
The area in between has recently seen the drains cleaned out and deepened making crossing from Bellvista to Little Mountain on any wheeled vehicle even more difficult and dangerous.
Can this project be considered as urgent works required to safely complete the pathway from Little Mountain to Caloundra?
SCRC should also consider joining the pathway from the end of Cougal Circuit and the pathways in the open space area on the southern side of Winchester Rd. Currently this is grass only making passage on wet days inconvenient for students travelling from the Winchester Rd area to Unity College in Bellvista.
Click on the photos for a larger view.
In a phone call late this afternoon from SCRC BeCA has learnt that there is a proposal already in planning for a full concrete footpath to connect the two pathways. Unfortunately completing the task is up to 4 years away.
Following our request (and a second request on the same issue from a concerned resident) SCRC will endeavour to make the connection more wheel vehicle friendly by placing pipes and gravel so walkers and riders can traverse the spoon drains easily.
BeCA has also requested that extra work occur on the Little Mountain side of the pathway as that area floods making it impassable. (Photo left)
Though not exactly as we wanted, BeCA is pleased the matter is ‘on the books’ for a few years down the track and that the crossing will be improved in the short term by making it more accessible and dry for everyone.