Of major concern were reports from several residents regarding speeding cars around the estates. Following an earlier issue raised at the recent Public Meeting regarding speeding cars on O’Reilly Drive, BeCA contacted local police. Several days later a police car was able to nab a couple of speedsters and they were fined accordingly. BeCA has now requested that police presence be increased not only along O’Reilly Drive but also on Indigo Rd/Bells Reach Drive in Bells Reach and around the Tavern around 10pm.
BeCA had earlier passed on its concerns to local police regarding behaviour around and in the underground carpark at Bellvista Market Place. Following BeCA’s requests we can now report the behaviour in question has stopped.
As Stockland begins to increase its activity in Aura and winds down its presence in Bells Reach, the Community Garden there is after an increased interest from local residents. An independent management group will be required to take over the running of the garden. If you are willing to become involved, contact Hannah Williams via the Bells Reach Sales Office.
The Bells Reach Facebook page is another project which Stockland is looking for another group to take on board.
Biopods do a great job in helping to cleanse storm water before it enters local waterways and eventually the Pumicestone Passage. So if you have a biopod just outside your home take a few minutes to ensure it is tidy and that it hasn’t become overgrown. Recently a Bells Reach resident discovered that a reptile family had set up home in the local biopod and has since had the reptile family removed. This is of concern especially where young children may be involved.
A Council sub contractor is employed to maintain the biopods in Bellvista. Currently Stockland maintain the biopods in Bells Reach.
BeCA is urgently seeking its meeting with the local Parks and Gardens Supervisor. Previously BeCA had regular meetings with the then Council Parks and Gardens supervisor. However the replacement supervisor has been much more difficult to tie down. BeCA will continue to press for a meeting and improve communication channels.
Remember to set up your Sunshine Coast Council ‘My Council’ account on the internet. (https://mycouncil.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/mycouncil) Complete your registration and you will have excellent access to “Service Requests” where you can quickly request potholes to be fixed, broken tree limbs to be removed, trees overhanging roadways to be trimmed, smaller local parks to be cleaned up etc. You could even use the My Council account, “Service Request” about concerns you have with local parking or other local ByLaws issues.
There was lengthy discussion with Cr Baberowski regarding discussions BeCA had recently had with local MP Mark McArdle and the State Government Minister for Main Roads, Mark Bailey. BeCA is after a new link road to be constructed between Bellvista Blvd and Pelican Waters Blvd. Now it seems BeCA’s major focus will be to get a commitment on a feasibility study for the new road. The feasibility study would address costings, more detailed planning, access to sensitive environmental areas and a the creation of a road reserve.
BeCA is hoping to meet again with representatives of the Golden Beach Progress Association and Sunshine Coast Rate Payers for a further commitment to pressing for a feasibility study.
BeCA welcomed 6 new members to the Association and noted that none of these new members were Real Estate Agents who lived outside the Bellvista/Bells Reach area!