The Bellvista and Bells Reach Community Association was then formed in mid-2009 and has since endeavoured to provide a line of communication between the residents and Council, Member of Parliament, Stockland and other bodies on a range of issues affecting the local residents.
BeCA is made up of 8 Management Committee Members who are elected annually at the BeCA AGM. This year’s AGM is due to be conducted at the November BeCA Public Meeting on November 6th, Bellvista Meeting Place at 6:45pm.
BeCA conducts 4 of these public meetings each year and the Management Committee meets monthly during the months when there isn’t a Public Meeting scheduled. We do not meet in December or January but there is an extra Management Committee Meeting held in November following the AGM.
We frequently have our Councillor attend our Management Committee Meetings and from time to time, Stockland Management or other relevant representatives.
BeCA is governed by a “Constitution” which is freely available on the BeCA website.
BeCA communicates with its community via an 8x per annum publication, “The Connector” which contains advertising, the primary source of the Association’s funding. The Caloundra RSL funds the paper for “The Connector” and we are able to photo copy off the 2500 copies of “The Connector” each edition at the offices of our local MP, Mark McArdle at no cost to the Association.
BeCA also maintains this presence at bellvista.com.au which is the primary source of information for the community. Linked to the website is BeCA’s Facebook account which provides a second online presence. The Facebook account makes it simple for people to keep up with the latest happenings via an ‘app’ on their android or iOS device.
With the AGM due shortly, it is time for BeCA to seek Nominations for the 2018 BeCA Management Committee. Nominations are open to residents who live or work in the Bellvista/Bells Reach (including Arbour) areas. There is a nomination for available here. Feel free to consider becoming involved and complete a nomination form.
It should be lodged with the BeCA Secretary (or via the “Positive Property People” office at Bellvista Market Place) by 4pm on Monday October 23rd 2017.
Note that Baringa residents are invited to submit a written request that they too would like to be involved with BeCA.
Stockland believes that as Baringa grows, so too will the need for that area to have its own Community Association. It is hoped that interested Baringa residents who become involved with BeCA could form the nucleus of a future Baringa Community Association.
At the November Public Meeting BeCA has extended invitations to Noel Baggs, the Principal of the new Baringa school and Jason Hunt, the ALP Candidate for Caloundra. It is a good chance for residents to meet and greet with Jason and pass on their views on the needs of our rapidly expanding community.