BeCA Management Committee had its monthly June meeting last night. The following issues were raised and discussed.
Bob Smith is now the Landscaping Sub-Committee Chairperson and has taken over from the recently departed Linda Harrison. Last week Bob met for several hours with SCRC Parks & Gardens representatives. This involved a a tour of the estate to observe first hand any problems or initiatives relating to Bellvista’s Parks & Gardens.
The new toilet block building was visited to observe progress. Whilst in the area it was agreed that garden maintenance and tidy-up work was required especially around the Playground Area of the main Bellvista park. Bob also pointed out the poor and dangerous condition of some of the fitness stations. SCRC will endeavour to effect repairs to these stations.
Bob reported that contracts for Bellvista estate grass mowing are calculated on 16 cuts per annum. These cuts are more frequent during peak growing periods. As grass growing slows we will see fewer cuts over the winter months. Residents can expect new grass mowing contracts to be let in the new financial year and that one of the two current contractors has elected not to reapply.
Work is almost complete on tidying up the 72 biopods on the estate and cutting back growth to provide motorists with improved ‘line-of-sight’.
Much of the report can be seen in the post below. However it was reported that helicopter movements currently account for 35% of the 40,000 airport’s aircraft movements. In 2030 it is expected that there will be 84,000 movements p.a. and that helicopter movements will account for 50% of these. Our representative also reported there was concern expressed by local community organisations that Bellvista2 could be a huge stumbling block for the future of Caloundra Airport as we know it today. There was some universal agreement on this sentiment.
New Committee Member Debye O’Reilly will take over the co-ordination of the delivery of the Newsletter ‘The Bellvista Connector’. As usual BeCA is always on the lookout for more volunteers to assist with the delivery of the Newsletter. Volunteer deliverers usually spend approx 1 hour or so every 6 weeks delivering up to 200 Newsletters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to assist or ring our Secretary (see HERE). All help is gratefully received. The next newsletter should be delivered to all Bellvista homes around mid-June.
Councillor Anna Grosskreutz will be approached regarding the following issues:
1/ A need to supply seating at two of Bellvista’s bus stops, the stop near Unity College playing fields and the stop near the O’Reilly Drive/Maroon Crt intersection.
2/ The need to close down the old pedestrian crossing point on Bellvista Blvd now the newer and safer crossing point has been built.
3/ The supply of a rubbish bin near the main bus stop on Lomond Cres.
It was reported to BeCA that there was another near miss when a school child ran across Bellvista Blvd after being dropped off from the bus in the dangerous Bellcarra Place bus drop off point. All residents are advised to drive with care around the Bellcarra Place/Bellvista Blvd intersection especially during school drop off and pick up times.
The Annual General Meeting for the association is to be held on August 1st at the Land Sales Office. Elections for the 2011/12 BeCA Management Committee will be conducted. Nominations from interested eligible residents are being sought. There will be a Nomination Form in the June edition of the Bellvista Connector or you can download a copy of the form HERE. Stockland has agreed to make a presentation on the Bellvista2 Development at the AGM.