A BeCA Committee Meeting was held on Monday July 5th at 7 pm. There were reports and issues raised from BeCA sub-committees.
Following the recent BeCA Public Meeting in June, Councillor Grosskreutz was asked to follow up on the following issues, a possible emergency exit from the Bellvista Estate in case Bellvista Blvd is blocked (see photo left), the dangerous bus stop where school students are set down at the intersection of Bellvista Blvd and Bellcarra Place and the crossing for pedestrians and cyclists at the foot of the Bellvista Blvd hill. The crossing connects the estate with the footpath which travels behind Bunnings and into Caloundra. Follow up is occurring and BeCA expects to hear back from SCRC shortly.
The Landscaping Sub Committee reported that they had a ‘drive around’ the estate with the SCRC Supervisor for this area. During the drive-around it was noted the plant garden beds around intersections where dead/dying plants had been removed, beds re mulched and some planting had taken place. Some areas still look a little bare but more planting will occur as the weather improves. Doggy Litter Bag dispensers will be installed in other park areas around the estate rather than just at the main park.
It was reported there is only one cygnet remaining from the Black Swan litter this year.
Kate Mackenzie from the SCRC Waterways Operations Team had inspected the main Bellvista Lake. The current red azolla bloom is a problem across the region for all man made lakes. The lake itself is quite healthy but council is at a loss as to what can be done to rid the lake of this cosmetic eye sore. There is abundant birdlife around the lake especially ibis, more than you should expect to see at this time of the year. This abundant birdlife is contributing nutrients to the lake which in turn promotes the growth a red azolla.
Recently Council carried out another lake cleanup removing items dumped by vandals. Kate is to be invited to speak to residents at the AGM Public Meeting on September 6th.
The Airport Forum Sub-Committee reported on the recent Forum meeting and there is plenty of news on this meeting and subsequent actions in items below this one. BeCA is in constant contact with Sunshine Coast Airport Senior management and keeps them up to date on daily helicopter activities above our estate. Despite this contact the behaviour of some helicopter pilots remains a major concern for residents. BeCA has been told that to move helicopter trainee flying circuits further south so they do not train over our estate would be OK but “if it were only that easy”.
We will continue to provide regular feedback to Sunshine Coast Airport Senior management.
BeCA will complete documentation to forward to Council for the renaming of the main park to “Canavan/Gracie Park”.
BeCA will again approach the company building the Bellvista Shopping Village for a proposed completion date.
The Bellvista Community Association Annual General Meeting is to be conducted on Monday September 6th in the Land Sales Office commencing at 6:45 pm. Bellvista residents and landowners are invited to nominate for positions on the BeCA Committee. Nomination forms can be downloaded from HERE and should be duly completed, signed and in the hands of our Secretary Tony Mohr 5 Lindesay St Bellvista by 4pm August 23rd (14 days before the AGM). Nomination Forms will also be in the Bellvista Connector Issue 5 due to be delivered early in August. Currently the committee is made up of 6 male residents and 1 female. Gender balance on any committee is always welcome.
Visit the BeCA Blog site HERE for a photo of the metal guards which have been put in place on poles that support the sails at the main park playground and for a photo of the completed roadworks outside the new Bellvista Shopping Village.