BeCA receives requests from residents on matters which require attention. A hot topic recently has been requests to have Bellvista Blvd resurfaced and upgraded. Concern has been raised on the road surface and the surrounds of the road itself. The new crossing point can be impassible during extremely wet weather. With these issues in mind BeCA forwarded the following email to SCRC CEO John Knaggs for an update on where Bellvista Blvd is on a list for roads to be upgraded.
BeCA has since heard that SCRC will be investigating BeCA’s concerns. Click on each photo for a larger view.
BeCA also forwarded copies of the email to each of the 5 candidates for the Division 1 Sunshine Coast Councillor election. Several of the candidates thanked BeCA for keeping them informed. None offered their full support for the initiative.
The email forwarded to John Knaggs appears below:
As President of the Bellvista Community Association (BeCA) I wish to inquire if Bellvista Blvd is on a program to be upgraded in the near future. The Bellvista Estate has 1250 residences.
As the only way into or out of the estate, Bellvista Blvd caters for enormous amounts of traffic. The road is also the only way for parents of students at Unity College (around 1250 students) to get their children to and from the school. Any problem which occurs on Bellvista Blvd during school pick up and drop off times causes the estate to become gridlocked as was experienced recently with a bus break down.
The road is in need of urgent attention as it regularly potholes and is covered with ‘crocodile cracks’ especially between the Caloundra Rd roundabout and Dumbarton Drive. With work about to begin on home construction in Bells Reach, the road will need to cater for even more traffic as construction companies begin to use the road.
There is no all weather footpath following the Bellvista Blvd from the Dumbarton Dve roundabout up to the new roundabout at Bellcarra Place. This puts residents with disabilities at a disadvantage.
The earth spoon drain on the western side of the road between Dumbarton and Bellcarra takes forever to dry out and ideally should be a concrete spoon drain. The footpath crossing near the Dumbarton Avenue roundabout floods during rain from the earth spoon drain making the footpath crossing unusable and denies access to the only concrete footpath (behind Bunnings) out of the estate. (see photo below)
The only area for drivers to pull off the road on the western side is gravel. It should be all weather. (see photo left)
If Bellvista Blvd is not on the current list for upgrade could I request its condition be evaluated and added to the list of works to be completed as a matter of urgency.
There will be incredible logistical problems if work is to go ahead on any upgrade owing to the traffic the road currently carries during school drop off and pick up times. This is a legacy of an earlier decision not to duplicate Bellvista Blvd in the first place and the lack of a second entry exit to the estate.
Thankyou for considering the needs of our residents,
Les Thomas, BeCA President