A concern had been raised from the floor over the apparent inaction of Council and others to a series of incidents involving the behaviour of some youths at one of the pergolas at Canavan Gracie Recreational Park.
There is a definite procedure to be followed which has been in place for some time now.
If you notice any illegal or damaging behaviour going on you should contact the police. It is not the responsibility of BeCA nor Council to lodge a complaint, but the role of the individual.
This can be done in various ways with the appropriate contact details available on the “Links Page” of the BeCA website.
If the incident to be reported involves the immediate well being or safety of an individual, use the 000 phone number or call the Caloundra Police on (07) 5439 4444.
If the situation is not life threatening nor immediately harm threatening, then use the Police Link number 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000. It is possible to lodge an anonymous complaint or report this way.
There isn’t any value contacting Council as this is not the set out procedure. If you call BeCA to do something about it or to lodge the complaint this is not the procedure. Residents should use the procedure set out above.
As Senior Constable Peter Oxenford was in attendance at the meeting, the vocal resident can be assured that his message was heard by the police and an extra watch will be focused on the Canavan Gracie Recreational Park area.
Councillor Baberowski reported on an upcoming meeting with BeCA on proposed pathway links and a more informative report on this issue HERE.
Cr Baberowski followed up with the value of residents having a “MyCouncil” account to lodge Service Requests. The “MyCouncil” website can be found HERE.
Council will have a day for the free micro chipping of pets on Saturday June 23rd. Call 5475 7272 for more information. Usually you would expect to pay $120 to have a pet micro chipped, so this is a great deal to have your pet micro-chipped for free.
The Sporting Complex at Baringa should see the new Clubhouse available to the Public in a couple of weeks. Currently the complex boasts several soccer fields but is expected to expand further as construction continues.
Work is expected to begin on the new “Baringa Community Centre” shortly. This will be a much larger concern than the Bellvista Meeting Place and is expected to house many amenities and services available to everyone in Baringa as well as Bellvista and Bells Reach.
The new Baringa Town Centre will boast a smart city network and utilise the latest technology for people. More information is to follow.
Cr Baberowski reported that the new phone tower to be situated in the conservation area between Arbour and Baringa should be completed in a matter of months rather than years. For many residents experiencing poor mobile coverage, the new tower can’t come online soon enough.
As the design of the new Baringa School had some late design changes, Council has become aware of the possible need for a Pedestrian Safety Crossing and is monitoring the situation. Safety Crossings have strict guidelines which must be met and this poses problems for where a new crossing could be situated.
It was reported that almost 1,000 new homes in Baringa have now been occupied with hundreds more still under construction. Baringa has a population of around 2,500.
Snr Constable Peter Oxenford reported that there were very few incidents or calls from the Bellvista, Bells Reach, Arbour area over the previous 3 months. Some people still leave their car keys in the ignition, the centre console or above the sun visor. This was the case on the only report of a stolen vehicle in our area.
Overall the Caloundra Police received around 2700 calls over the previous 3 months. The majority of these calls were related to Domestic Violence. Reports from the public (many via Crime Stoppers) had led to the dismantling of a drug and crime group in a neighbouring suburb. He urged residents that if they witness any suspicious or dangerous behaviour to call Police Link or Crime Stoppers. The police are best able to respond if they are aware of a problem and public information is crucial in solving crimes.
Tony Mohr from the 106 Caloundra Cadets was unable to hide his enthusiasm for the cause during his presentation. It is easy to see why 106 Caloundra had grown from 20 around 12 months ago to now boast 80 cadets.
Tony outlined the Cadet program which is conducted during school terms on each Friday night at Meridan State College. (HERE)
Sue Dickie from the Caloundra Arts Centre Association outlined the many and varied groups that this marvellous organisation caters for. Situated in North St Caloundra and with over 500 members, CACA provides for the fostering of many arts and handicrafts and provides a wonderful social network for both men and women.
CACA run two large fairs each year to celebrate the Arts. One Fair is to be conducted this weekend and will put on show the huge range of arts and crafts for which they cater. Entry is free to the public, Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm. The Fair is on at the Caloundra Arts Centre, North St Caloundra (opposite “The Oaks”)
The lively “General Business” session followed.