Around 40 people attended the Bellvista Community Association Annual General Meeting on Monday August 6th in the old Land Sales Office. A more comprehensive report will appear on the website in the near future. (see post above).
Stockland announced a big Community Fun Event to celebrate the opening of the Bells Reach Display Village on Friday October 12th 6pm to 9pm.
Scott Armstrong from the Bellvista Tavern sought feedback for his proposal to extend the Bellvista Tavern opening hours to midnight Monday to Sunday. The ability to open up to midnight would only be used on Fridays and Saturdays at this stage. Hours would be extended to 11 pm on Thursday to cater more effectively for the very popular Trivia Nights conducted weekly.
The Tavern would have the ability to stay open later on other evenings as required, e.g. Special Bookings, State of Origin Nights etc. There was general consensus from those present that this application should go ahead. There were minimal reports of inappropriate behaviour arising from patrons leaving the Tavern. In a letter of support for this proposal, BeCA stipulated that patrons leaving the Tavern be reminded that they were in a residential area.
Each BeCA Sub-Committee reported on its actions from 2011-2012 at the AGM. During General Business, the BeCA Constitution was amended to open full membership of the Association to residents of Bells Reach.
BeCA thanks everyone who attended the meeting. The next Public Meeting will be conducted on Nov 5th where local MP Mark McArdle and Unity College Principal Rudy Goosem will be speaking.
Email To BeCA:
BeCA received a comprehensive email from a resident on a number of issues regarding the appearance of gardens and roadways around the estate. There were concerns over the appearance of the roundabout on Caloundra Rd where it meets Bellvista Blvd. This roundabout is not the responsibility of SCRC but it is maintained by the State Govt Dept of Main Roads. In the current economic climate any beautification work funded by any State Government body would not be considered a high priority.
The writer went on to describe the surrounds of Bellvista Blvd as a ‘bog’. BeCA has applied for this area to receive attention but was informed that the major focus of SCRC was to maintain the road in a ‘safe condition’. SCRC believes that Bellvista Blvd will be upgraded as a part of the Caloundra South development at the cost of the developer. In SCRC opinion it would therefore be a waste of Council Funds to carry out any upgrade work on any section of Bellvista Blvd.
The park areas on the estate are contracted out by SCRC for a certain number of ‘cuts’ each year. Obviously the parks get more regular cuts during the fast grass growing months. The opposite occurs during the slower grass growing months so much that there is up to a 6 week gap between cuts during the winter months. This explains why the parks haven’t been mown until earlier this week.
And the parks are looking great right now after the recent mow.
If you have a need to have attention paid to a park or garden issue near your home please use the SCRC Service Request web link (HERE).
Finally the email writer commented on the extra amount of litter around the estate, especially along the major roads. BeCA agrees there has been an extra amount of litter and asks that all residents be mindful of the desire to keep our estate looking at its best.
BeCA especially welcomes those who collect rubbish from the streets on a volunteer basis and reminds all residents that Picitup bags are available upon request from the IGA at Bellvista Market Place.
Work has almost been completed on the all weather crossing points between Little Mountain and Bellvista just near the Little Mountain skate park.
Though not the perfect solution, the improvements will make the crossing much more comfortable for Little Mountain students who walk to Unity College, for walkers and for bike riders. There are now three points where drains have been installed to allow walkers easy dry access.
The crossing was funded from Cr Babarowski’s discretionary account and will be welcomed by users.
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BeCA is delighted to see that Airport Forums are back again and we are looking forward to the meeting set down for August 29th.