The BeCA Management Committee met last night (Mon) for its May Meeting.
Members were brought up to date on recent developments regarding repetitive circuits by helicopters, news from SC Council, a recent briefing conducted by Stockland and other issues raised by residents. There are occasions where BeCA receives unsubstantiated updates which it is unable to make public.
BeCA can confirm discussions continue regarding the Satellite Helicopter Training Facility and upgrades for Bellvista Blvd. BeCA will keep residents updated when ever possible.
LGM (the SCRC lawn mowing sub contractor) has again descended on the estate and things are looking great again. The gardening team continue to battle weeds and lay extra mulch. The pathway along the western edge of the Bellvista estate (Crater St, Northcote Cres) will be pruned in the near future.
All gardens and public areas at Bells Reach are maintained by Stockland’s sub contractor Peter Hayes. As time progresses, stages of Bells Reach will be handed to the Sunshine Coast Council to maintain.
Much of the evening’s discussion centred on the incredible growth of Bells Reach and ramifications for BeCA and all residents. Signs (see left) have been appearing around the Bells Reach site announcing a new stage has been reached in the development of Bells Reach.
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The sign heralds the beginning of a new stage of development and this has ramifications for traffic movement into and out of the area.
BeCA has been briefed on the new developments and all information regarding this issue will be discussed at the upcoming BeCA Public Meeting at the old Land Sales Office on June 2nd. Both Mark Stephens and Josh Sondergeld from Stockland have indicated they will be attending the Public Meeting and will provide a presentation.
As Bells Reach Stage 2 moves a step closer, so too does Caloundra South. Prior to any construction at Caloundra South, Stockland must provide further improved traffic access for Bells Reach and Bellvista. The next stage of Bells Reach and its eventual completion brings the requirement to provide a second entry/exit to the estate one step closer.
The photo below (left) shows where Bells Reach Stage 2 will be. It is situated mainly to the east of the current site. The photo was taken at the bottom of Bells Reach Drive, the major road into Bells Reach
Construction of the extension to Bells Reach Stage 1 behind Unity College is in full swing with land now being sold ‘off the plan’. The extension to Bellvista Blvd to the south is being sealed (photo below right) and activity behind the school has increased as this section is soon to become available for the public to access.
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At Bells Reach the growth is astounding. Already the new “Fitness Park” area is being constructed. There will be numerous fitness activity points’ as well as walkways, playgrounds and wonderful spaces for the community to enjoy.
The photo left shows that some of the new turf has been laid while in the background, large pieces of machinery can be spotted in the distance landscaping the area.
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Real Estate feedback is that Bells Reach and Bellvista is currently facing a shortage of properties for sale. The construction of the new Kawana Hospital is influencing more and more people to make the move to the Sunshine Coast for employment purposes. The promise of first class medical facilities within a short drive makes this area very attractive for retirees.
More and more homes are being sold in this area for prices over $500,000.
The rapid development of Bellvista and Bells Reach has repercussions for BeCA as a Community Association as well. In a relatively short period of time we will be representing a community well in excess of 2000 homes. The most popular communication channel we have is the Connector Newsletter. At this stage we have 1500 copies printed off. This is done for us at no cost. As we require more copies to deliver to more homes in the future, the wonderful deal we currently enjoy will be stretching the friendship.
To cover the contingency that in the near future we may have to pay to have Newsletter produced, BeCA needs to reconsider how it can fund such an expensive item. BeCA has been contacted by a large financial organisation wanting to use the newsletter to spread the word about its services. As our distribution will eventually cover well over 2000 homes advertising in the Connector will become a valuable commodity.
BeCA is reviewing its “Connector” advertising charges and is planning to introduce a layered plan offering exclusive placement and regular updating of adverts with different specials or services per edition.
Arrangements are almost completed for our social wine and cheese tasting for those who wish to stay on after the June 2nd Public Meeting for a chat and a quiet sip. BeCA thanks the Cellarbrations Bottle Shop at the Bellvista Tavern for their support in the supply of a selection of wines at a generously reduced cost.
We look forward to a bumper turn out to the upcoming BeCA Public Meeting on June 2nd at the old Land Sales Office, beside the lakes in Canavan Gracie Recreational Park at 6:45pm.
At this stage BeCA will have Mayor Mark Jamieson and local MP Mark McArdle at our September Public Meeting. If all goes to plan with the proposed refurbishment, this meeting will be held on September 1st in the new “Community Meeting Centre”. At the Mayor’s request, this meeting will begin at 6:00pm.
Put that date on your calendar now.