BeCA had received correspondence via its Facebook page relating to the general condition of parks around the estate, and especially those parks in Bells Reach. Generally the parks in Bellvista are maintained by Council workers while the parks in Bells Reach are maintained by Contractors. To this stage, there has been some concern over the condition of parks in Bells reach and Arbour.
It should be noted that ALL the mowing of all the parks is completed by a Council contractor.
Council contracts to have parks mown a certain number of times across the year. Mowing is timetabled to be completed more regularly during the wetter and faster growing months while there could be up to a 6 or 8 weeks between cuts during the slower growing winter months. During the wetter and faster growing months there is a greater likelihood of any programmed mowing across the whole Council area being interrupted by consistent wet weather. This appears to be the current case.
The Landscape Sub Committee Convenor has been requested to arrange a meeting between BeCA representatives, Cr Rick Baberowski and Council Parks and Gardens Management to discuss BeCA’s concerns on the maintenance of all parks but especially those in Bells Reach and Arbour.
A Bellcarra Place resident had raised a concern regarding workers on the duplication works parking in Bellcarra Place leaving a single lane for traffic entering and leaving the street onto the temporary roundabout. BeCA contacted Stockland and it is believed that within an hour, the car parking situation had been resolved.
Caloundra West Lions Club has now officially taken over the management of the Community Garden in Active Park Bells Reach. There will be an official relaunch of the garden on April 14th at 4pm at the garden site in Bells Reach. All are welcome.
BeCA has a website link to the previous Community Garden Management group on its website. It has been decided that in the interim, Caloundra West Lions may redraft this section of the BeCA website for its own use including news on the Community Garden. The reworking of this website link should occur over the next few weeks.
When asked, Cr Baberowski reported that the installation of extra bollards and trees around Canavan Gracie Recreational Park would begin around April 9th, weather permitting.
Concern was raised about Council’s response to decrease the fire hazard for residents who back onto what is commonly known as “The Fire Trail”. The “Fire Trail” separates the Bellvista Estate and the Jill Chamberlain Reserve. A photo of the current situation appears above.
BeCA will support the new Caloundra West Lions Club at its Public Meetings and via its Newsletter.
It will be 10 years since the original Bellvista Community Association was incorporated on September 26th, 2008. A member of the Formation Committee and then as a founding Management Committee member of BeCA, current Treasurer John Lehmann remains actively involved in the Association.
There are some changes occurring at Bellvista Market Place. The Pizza shop has changed hands while Smooth Body Spa & Beauty is closing down. In the meantime the local Real Estate Agency Positive Property People will extend its current facility and take over the vacant Smooth Body Spa & Beauty site and now have dual shopfronts. So it seems there will be a Real Estate Agency with the Pievista Bakery Cafe in the middle!
BeCA was delighted to learn that the Caloundra Aerodrome Forum Meetings are about to reconvene. BeCA will be requesting Council for a permanent Satellite Helicopter Training facility. Furthermore, BeCA will push to have local Helicopter Training Schools operating out of Caloundra Aerodrome to use the satellite facility as well. Currently they are not required to use the satellite facility.
The meeting closed at 9pm.