BeCA has had its final Management Committee Meeting for 2017 and will now move into a form of hibernation. The final Newsletter for 2017 has been composed and is ready for printing. It could be in your home either later this week or sometime the week after. The Newsletter is usually made up of edited pieces from the News & Events page of this website so for those of you who follow the website, the news will be old hat. BeCA will still be around but with people flitting off on holidays or travelling for Christmas all over the place BeCA will slow down until it gets back to full momentum late January 2018. The website and Facebook pages will remain active.
BeCA has suggested to Cr Rick Baberowski that BeCA be more involved when Council Officers inspect parks in the future. We know the local area, they don’t. Had BeCA been involved with the recent inspection of parks, the Arbour Park would not have been overlooked. BeCA would also like face to face meetings with the Parks And Gardens supervisors. Knowing each other would build a better channel of communication between both bodies. BeCA is extremely keen to see Airport Forum Meetings occur in 2018. BeCA has lodged a Service Request with Council re the very long grass now growing between homes and the Fire Trail to the north of the Bellvista Estate.
BeCA is delighted to learn a real boundary is planned for Canavan Gracie Recreational Park to keep vehicles off the grass circuit following recent vehicle damage.
It was reported that Council has mowed the grass and has done the edges on the park at Arbour (photo above). Council had also committed to spraying the weeds in the Arbour area. BeCA appreciates that with Council’s limited resources, it will be unable to maintain any park to the same level as the developer did. The developer was looking for a picture perfect setting to sell blocks of land. However BeCA will do its best to notify Council and ensure any park in need of urgent maintenance is attended to.
It seems BeCA will need to provide its own Public Liability Insurance (around $1200 p.a.) if it wishes to use the Bellvista Meeting Place for its Public Meetings in 2018. BeCA always understood that the building was covered by Council’s Public Liability Insurance. It seems there is a review of Council’s Insurance requirements going on at the moment and it may mean a further cost to the Association.
It is believed the final document has been submitted to Council for the handover of the management of Bells Reach Community Garden to the Caloundra West Lions.
The BeCA Facebook page is hotting up with lively discussion on the duplication works about to occur on Bellvista Blvd between Caloundra Rd and Dumbarton Drive. There are some interesting observations among the replies. It should be remembered that all plans for the Bellvista estate were subject to full Government and Council regulations and review prior to being passed. So the old Caloundra Council approved the the single lane road in and out of Bellvista. It also approved the construction of a 1400 student school on our estate with just one way in and one way out of. Unity College is great asset for our area and everyone is glad we have such a wonderful local school.
Council and the Government ‘approved’ that Bellvista Blvd need not be duplicated in the early stages. So Stockland (or Lensworth as it was in the early stages) only built what it was approved to build.