Following a request for a meeting, BeCA met with the Councillor Grosskreutz on Monday March 31st. Below is a summary of points discussed and any resultant action.
Toilet Facilities, Lake Bellvista Park:
New toilet facilities will be built at the main park by the end of 2010 and cost $175,000. Funding will come from the Councillor’s budget. Paint is to be provided to cater for vandal damage. The new toilets will be positioned near the current Land Sales Office, close to the playground and BBQ area but in an area for it to be used safely by children. The toilets will be locked up overnight.
The Renaming of Bellvista Lake Park to Canavan/Gracie Park:
An article to judge community feedback is to be placed in one of Anna Grosskreutz’s newspaper columns.
Bellvista Estate Emergency Entry & Exit:
This will be investigated by Council possibly between Widgee Place and Rosegum St. It would be a gate with keys to SES, Fire Brigade, Ambulance and Police. Council will investigate all alternatives.
Playground Equipment, Rawson St Park:
Council will audit the current equipment in the Rawson St Park and ensure there is equipment suitable for Children under 5. If required, playground equipment will be installed so the area can be used by all children. Funding will be from Council Budget or Councillor’s budget.
Entrances to the new Retail Shopping Area and the Medium Density Community:
Plans for both projects will need to be looked at closely to ensure any traffic concerns from two projects do not clash.
Bellvista Blvd Traffic Issues During school pick up times:
A range of alternatives were discussed, appreciating some of these were only short term cures.
1. Keep Clear areas for Caloundra Rd Service Rd and Bellcarra Place.
2. If Bellvista Blvd is wide enough, the introduction of left turn only and right turn only lanes.
3. Better arrangements for the School Bus Stop area at Bellcarra Place.
The best answer however is the duplication of Bellvista Blvd from Caloundra Rd at least to Dumbarton Drive. This would make the pedestrian crossing connecting to the pathway behind Bunnings safe for children to use, assist with the School Bus Stop and provide safe access for heavy vehicles during the construction of a further 500 lots in Bellvista 2.
The Land Sales Office:
The Land Sales Office will not be sold by Stocklands. It is currently valued at over $1,000,000. Council is hopeful that eventually it will gain control of the building and make it available for Bellvista Community use. This would most likely be after all the Bellvista 2 lots have been sold. BeCA may well then manage the facility.
The State Government appears to be delaying the decision on the future of the Caloundra Airport. Councillor Grosskreutz has been nominated by Council to meet with the Sate Minister for Infrastructure and Planning on what is happening with the airport. In the future a decision has to be made on the airport and if necessary the Council will make that decision. The State Government is not keen on funding a new airport but Camcos plans etc are still in place. People’s livelihoods are in the balance and some hard decisions will need to be made. It is possible the airport may be closed and there will not be a replacement for it.
A telephone Hotline for residents to ring on inappropriate aircraft behavior is being set up and will be made available as soon as possible.
The Councillor will be forwarded the dates of BeCA meetings for 2010 hoping she can attend some of the Public Meetings to report directly to residents. Dates for projected Newsletter printing will be sent to her office so she can provide articles for inclusion in the Bellvista Connector, especially pieces pertinent to Bellvista Residents.
“Bellvista Motors” – Vehicles being for sale at the corner of Bellvista Blvd and Caloundra Rd:
It seems some car yards have been placing vehicles for sale on Caloundra Rd. Council is unable to stop this sale of cars etc. It is a Main Roads issue, not a SCRC issue so Council does not have the power to stop this practice.