During the construction of Bells Reach, the developer, Stockland, constructed and maintained the wonderful parks and gardens via their own contractor. During construction it was important that all Bells Reach parks and gardens should be looking their best to help support land sales. As a result there would be regular lawn cutting and garden maintenance on a scale Council could not even consider maintaining.
It was commonplace to see contract workers busily sweeping the sand back into play areas daily from where it had been spread by active youngsters during play the day before. Council could never afford this level of maintenance from the ratepayers coffers.
As the Bells Reach development is now all but complete, Stockland is beginning a staged hand over of the maintenance of each Bells Reach park to Council. Council inspects each area prior to hand over and makes requests for Stockland to carry out some work so each park meets Council’s requirements. It is expected Council Contractors will be taking on Bells Reach Parks maintenance, unlike Bellvista which has Council employed gardeners to carry out the work.
With the staged hand over in mind, BeCA recently carried out its own audit of all Bells Reach and Arbour parks to familiarize itself with the situation. BeCA will use this information as it liaises with Council or with residents over any raised concerns.
During the visit BeCA noticed some graffiti at Active Park and has used the “MyCouncil” website to lodge a request to have the graffiti removed.
BeCA encourages residents to familiarize themselves with the MyCouncil website and create their own “MyCouncil” account so they can have issues attended to by Council. BeCA received a “reference number” for their records after lodging the request which it can use if any follow up action is required.
Take a few moments, Google “Sunshine Coast Council MyCouncil” and create your own MyCouncil account.