There were two apologies for Monday night’s Management Committee Meeting with one representative travelling and a second (Nigel Marsh) with private a commitment elsewhere. Later during the meeting the Management Committee regretfully accepted Nigel’s resignation as a Management Committee Member. He felt that with an ongoing commitment on Monday nights he was unable to carry out his duties with BeCA. Nigel also does a valuable job with the major initial draft of the newsletter “The Connector”.
Nigel’s resignation was accepted and he was immediately appointed as a Sub-Committee Member of the Newsletter Sub Committee to continue the valuable role he has been playing with the production of the newsletter.
Later in the evening BeCA appointed Barrie Baker to take Nigel’s place as a Management Committee Member for the remainder of 2016. Barrie is a regular attender of BeCA’s Public Meetings and is a willing worker frequently doing more than just ‘his’ area when delivering Newsletters. We welcome Barrie on board.
Cr Rick Baberowski was in attendance at the meeting and was able to provide input from Council’s perspective as issues arose.
BeCA will again approach Golden Beach Progress Association, Sunshine Coast Southern Ratepayers to pool resources and push for the proposed new East West connection road between Golden Beach and the extended Bellvista Blvd. At this stage the focus will be on bringing the planning of the road forward. This is a minimum cost item so should be an easy request to fulfill. Once planning and costing has been done there is more likely to be grounds to implement those plans. It is hoped there will be an informal meeting of the three groups mid August.
Landscaping Sub Committee Convenor Bob Smith reported that he had met with Council representatives regarding the water pumps at the Canavan Gracie Recreation Park lakes and the condition of the top lake. The pumps have now been repaired and are operating and Council is aware of the spreading red azolla in the top lake. Council will monitor the red azolla outbreak and if necessary netting of the red azolla will occur to remove it. Otherwise a heavy rain event could also be enough to disperse the growth.
BeCA again spoke with Councillor Baberowski re a connecting pathway between the bus stop near Bellcarra Place and the “Bunnings” pathway to allow easy safe access between the Dumbarton Drive/Bellvista Blvd roundabout and Caloundra Rd. BeCA is meeting on site with Cr Baberowski early in September to further discuss the issue.
The permanent solution for a helicopter touch n go training facility to take over from the temporary one currently being used on Stockland land near the Roys Rd Overpass was discussed. Evidently there is a second site currently being used to the south of our estates near the Pumicestone Passage which is the possible site of the ‘permanent facility’. This is a major Agenda Item for the October Airport Forum Meeting.
Discussion without any firm outcome was had on traffic management issues, speeding, and littering. BeCA urges residents to lodge concerns regarding speeding and hooning with the Police Link call line on 131444.
On behalf of the Bellvista and Bells Reach communities BeCA thanks those involved with the voluntary collection of litter.