The President reported that the new BeCA website was now fully up and running. Extra ‘disk space’ and ‘bandwidth’ had to be purchased to ensure the website ran smoothly and was able to easily accommodate all traffic. It seems to be doing so quite comfortably at the moment.
The migration of the BeCA Facebook page to a Facebook ‘Business’ page had been completed.
The Bells Reach Community Garden representative attended the meeting and reported that construction of the garden was due to commence on Tuesday April 7th. Large bore drilling equipment was onsite ready to construct a permanent ongoing water supply for the various plots.
Cr Baberowski answered questions on updates to the Interim Helicopter Training Facility. He too voiced his frustration over the lack of a final approval for the Interim Facility being signed and in place. It appears the major helicopter operator continues to make further requests prior to the final agreement. BeCA voiced its intention to pursue the long term solution (a permanent site provided by the state government on forestry land) via a proposed meeting being investigated by Jason Hunt with the relevant Government Minister. BeCA awaits a response from Mr Hunt on his success in arranging the meeting.
Cr Baberowski will pursue meeting dates for the Airport Forum, a committee which appears to have lapsed. This is a major channel for Community groups to liaise with Sunshine Coast Airport Management on a range of issues affecting communities living near to the Caloundra Aerodrome.
BeCA raised the issue of vastly increased road traffic on Caloundra Rd and its impact on school traffic exiting and entering the estate during pickup and drop off times. BeCA is not convinced that the completion of the proposed second entry/exit road via Kawana Link Way extension will have the desired major impact on Bellvista Blvd traffic during busy times, especially in 2017 when up to two proposed State Schools are planned to open just a couple of kilometres south of the current Bellvista/Bells Reach estates.
BeCA believes a connecting road between Pelican Waters Blvd and the extension of Bellvista Blvd would be a more viable solution. Cr Baberowski indicated he would pursue BeCA’s concerns with Council road planners.
BeCA is planning to revamp its “The Connector” Newsletter to make it more attractive to residents.
BeCA is planning to change its ‘official’ name to Bellvista and Bells Reach Community Association to better reflect the group it represents.
There was discussion on the Bellvista Meeting Place, Bellvista Blvd/Indigo Rd and Indigo Rd/Bells Reach Drive intersections.
Concern has been raised with the behaviour of trail bike riders along the fire trail on northern border of the estate following reports from residents. Police will continue to be informed of this annoying behaviour.
The further discovery of various implements used for inappropriate and illegal activities have been discovered around the BBQ area at Canavan Gracie Recreational Reserve. Again this information has been passed on to police for action.
The meeting closed at 9:00pm.