2017 will see BeCA continue to pursue the State Government to commence planning for a connecting road between Bellvista/Aura Blvd and Pelican Waters Blvd. Eventually this will form a much needed second east west link corridor between Caloundra and the Bruce Hwy.
Anyone trying to even get into Caloundra along Caloundra Rd this week can understand the need for a second east west link to the Bruce Hwy with traffic frequently being backed up and not moving from Bunnings all the way into Caloundra.
And while we are talking about roads, the second entry exit road into the estates is due to be opened shortly. An early estimate has an opening around midway through this month. The photo above shows the roundabout (albeit a ‘temporary roundabout’ in the big scheme of things) where Steiner Crescent (left side of the photo) enters the roundabout and the new (but single lane) Bells Creek Arterial road exits on the right connecting to Caloundra Rd.
As the photo shows there are landscaping works still to be completed and a very short section of Steiner Crescent still to be completed. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Watch this space for any update on the ‘official’ opening schedule.
BeCA has received an email from a resident seeking information on the large helicopter seen doing numerous touch n go’s this week. This helicopter is from Airways Aviation, the Caloundra based Helicopter Training Company and therefore is not subject to the requirement to spend the majority of its touch n go training out at the Interim Helicopter Training Facility. This is despite local Community Groups, the local MP and our Councillor wanting ALL touch n go’s training to be carried out at the Interim Helicopter Training Facility. For some reason only known to Sunshine Coast Airport Management, this was not included in agreements negotiated with local Helicopter Training Companies.
BeCA suspects there has been an extension to the two year agreement with Stockland to use their land for the Interim Helicopter Training Facility for a further 12 months. This was built into the original agreement. Despite being the residential area most heavily impacted on by helicopter touch n go’s, BeCA has remained ‘out of the loop’ on any updates to the situation.
BeCA finds it difficult to understand the two years it has taken with still no solution regarding a Permanent Helicopter Training Facility on the horizon when the former State Government had an agreement just requiring the Minister’s signature to bring it into effect when the last State Election was called. In the following two years since and with a new State Government in power, that process still requires more negotiation so an agreement on a ‘Permanent Helicopter Training Facility’ using State Government land can be reached.
Welcome all to the New Year. BeCA hopes your Christmas celebrations with family was extremely enjoyable and that Santa looked after you on that special day.