Almost 40 residents and guests attended the BeCA Public Meeting at the Land Sales Office on Monday March 9th.
Councillor Anna Grosskreutz and Tim Steele from the SCRC Disaster Management team were also in attendance.
Anna gave a report which you can read in the post above this one. There was lots of good news for residents with concerns such as park toilet facilities, re-naming Lake Bellvista Park, the unsafe bus stop at Bellcarra Place, the dangerous crossing point at the foot of the hill on Bellvista Blvd, road line marking outside Bellvista Market Place, ‘crocodile’ cracks in local roads and a concern regarding crossing points outside the new shops all being addressed.
Anna also reported that Stockland were investigating an alternative access for heavy construction vehicles for Bellvista2 ‘around the back of the estate’. She also mentioned the Aerodrome Master Plan was soon be ready for comment.
Anna was asked to seek cover for the new playground equipment recently installed in Rawson Drive. The playground area was extended to accommodate the new equipment and the sun sail covering the area does not extend to the new equipment leaving it extremely hot to touch on sunny days. Anna also reported there should be another ‘free trees’ day for residents around the end of the month.
Tim Steele outlined the role of the SCRC Disaster Management Team would play to co-ordinate responses to major disasters applicable to our area, namely fire and flood. You can access a 1MB .pdf copy of the plan HERE.
Tim then opened the session to questions from the floor and was immediately asked about emergency access to the Bellvista Estate. One suggestion was that the proposed access being sought for heavy construction vehicle access to Bellvista2 could become access for future emergency access for emergency vehicles and residents. Tim was looking to further investigate all possible alternatives as this issue effected several estates on the Sunshine Coast.
It was further stated that Disaster Management Evacuation Plans were best devised at the local level as the locals know the concerns and resources which are best available.
Other BeCA reports given talked about how the Parks and Gardens crews are up to 2 months behind in their plans for 2011 following the recent heavy rain. The Newsletter is seeking a person with experience with “Publisher” who would be able to assist in producing the Newsletter (and a volunteer came forward at the end of the meeting). Reports were given on the meeting with Stockland and the recent Airport Forum Meeting.
General Business saw the suggestion a “Stop” sign be erected at the entry to Bellvista Market Place, the issue regarding carpark lighting at the new shops, though improved, is still of concern to some residents and finally that there could be a ‘noise’ problem arising from the new Bellvista Tavern.
The meeting closed at 8:10pm.