Aura is to be the largest project ever undertaken by a single developer in Australia over the next 20 years.
Previously known as Caloundra South, Aura the City of Colour, is set to become Queensland’s most vibrant new community. Years in the planning, Aura will establish a world class standard in sustainable community creation delivering over 20,000 new homes and jobs on site and attracting global business opportunities to one of Australia’s most sought-after regions.
The official opening on the Caloundra South site was attended by 180 invited guests including the Deputy Premier Jacki Trad and our own local MP Mark McArdle.
If the construction of the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital wasn’t enough for one area of Queensland, the announcement of this project will certainly cement our part of Queensland as a rapidly developing precinct requiring a massive upgrade in infra structure.
Both the State and Federal Governments will need to lift their priorities for this region and bring forward the staging of massive road and public transport construction.
With current infra structure already being sorely tested, improvements to roadways and public transport services need to be brought forward to ensure the area doesn’t suffocate and development stifled. For more info direct from local MP’s Mal Brough and Mark McArdle and representatives from Stockland, you are invited to attend our final BeCA Public Meeting on Nov 2nd 6:45pm at the Bellvista Meeting Place.
Infra structure should be at the top of everyone’s political agenda as Aura comes online. We look forward to seeing as many residents as possible along for this important meeting and sharing of concerns.
Prior to the Public meeting BeCA is planning a display of various local emergency services agencies beginning at 5:00pm. There will be a free sausage sizzle and a chance for a close up view or information on services such as the Fire Brigade, Emergency Services, Police, etc.
BeCA has long sort a second entry/exit to the estate and this will occur with the extension of the Kawana Link Road and its connection to Bellvista Blvd. But this road may do little to help the build-up of traffic along Bellvista Blvd during school pick up and drop off times.
At the Bellvista Blvd Caloundra Rd intersection during school pick up times, it is not unusual to see the left turn lane totally empty but the right turn lane snaking back along Bellvista Blvd all the way to the Indigo Rd intersection fraying drivers’ tempers as they wait their opportunity to turn right into Caloundra Rd.
After collecting their children from Unity College, some drivers are beginning to use Lomond Cres, Balmoral Blvd and Dumbarton Drive as a shortcut to Bellvista Blvd which is causing further frustration at the Dumbarton Drive/Bellvista Blvd roundabout.
In turn the whole situation is creating a traffic nightmare along Caloundra Rd during these peak times.
A further road connecting the further extension of Bellvista Blvd with Pelican Waters Drive would alleviate much of this frustration and take a large amount of traffic off Caloundra Rd. This road does exist in long term planning.
Any thought of widening Caloundra Rd would require resumptions of land, a highly unpopular plan of attack for residents of the area.
Residents need to put pressure on our politicians to bring forward urgently needed roadworks. Roadworks need to be built now before the population increases with the growth of Aura so an efficient road network is in place.
We look forward to a great turn out of residents at this meeting on Monday Nov 2nd at 6:45 pm. Don’t forget the free sausage sizzle and Emergency Services displays beginning around 5pm, both at the Bellvista Meeting Place! Bring the whole family along and get to the meeting afterwards if you can make it. If not, you and your family can just enjoy the sausage and bread and the displays on offer!