Recently BeCA conducted its August Management Committee Meeting.
BeCA continues to wait a further update for any news on the the official opening of its new dedicated bus service. At the Public Meeting with Translink in mid July it was indicated that there could be a further news around the end of July. BeCA has been assured that Translink continue to work on the new service and is in deep consultation with the contractor.
It seems in the latest update the service will operate over 5 days of the week with probably 4 services per day, 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
It has been indicated that there will be a further official update from either Transkink or the Minister available around mid August.
Following Service Requests to Council a boggy section of the park in Nebo Street has been top dressed to raise the section which appears to have sunk thus creating a pooling of rain water to collect.
Concern has been raised over the condition of the water course surrounds behind the Bellcarra Retirement Resort. BeCA keeps an watchful eye on this area and is in close contact with Caloundra Police on any inappropriate behaviour there.. It seems there may be two groups shouldering responsibility for maintaining the area in a safe condition. Council is now aware of a possible fire risk problem and will investigate with a view to tidying the area and ensuring it is fire safe.
Following a request from a resident regarding the construction of a half court basketball court for the small park in Nebo St, BeCA felt it would be better situated at Canavan Gracie Recreational Park. Canavan Gracie is already the centre for sporting and playground facilities with BBQ areas and toilets.
The park in Nebo St is much smaller with a block of units and other houses very close by. A half-court basketball court could become a centre where young people could congregate which could then be noisy for those nearby residents.
BeCA continues to monitor graffiti outbreaks around the local area. Feel free to email photos of any graffiti tags to our secretary at email@example.com Along with your photo include where the tag is located and if available a device serial number and to which service it belongs.
Council no longer cleans up graffiti tags from Energex boxes so Energex needs to be contacted separately for any cleanup to occur. So those details are required for reporting purposes.
Marie Machin was the consultant who worked with Stockland to create BeCA many years ago. Marie was in attendance at the recent BeCA Management Committee Meeting. Marie has again been employed by Stockland to oversee and support the creation of a Resident’s Association in Baringa. BeCA mentioned the graffiti nuisance and alerted Marie that graffiti may become a major problem around the new Baringa Skate Park beside the soon to be opened Baringa Shopping Centre.
BeCA welcomed another two new members to the Association and their request for membership was granted.