Stockland Bells Reach Media Release.
Stockland would like to recognise and acknowledge the tremendous show of community spirit and the very obvious demonstration of compassion and support that has been extended to the Byrne family following the accident involving nine-year old Blake Byrne.
We’d also like to provide an update to the community on some of the best and most constructive ideas to come out of the recent Road Safety Workshop that was conducted on-site in the Bells Reach community.
The workshop was convened by Stockland and Council to discuss and consider new options to improve road safety within the community that could help to create a safer environment for everyone.
We’d once again like to thank everyone who participated in the Road Safety Workshop, including Cr Rick Baberowski from Sunshine Coast Regional Council, and representatives from Economic Development Queensland, and Bellvista and Bells Reach Community Association.
The group’s key priority was to review the traffic calming measures already in place, and explore whether additional measures could be implemented to encourage safer driving and instill greater pedestrian awareness, from the perspective of motorists and pedestrians alike.
Council has approved a proposal to incorporate the following additional measures:
- The construction of three raised traffic islands at each of the two key intersections approaching the corner of Indigo Road and Amber Drive and approaching the corner of Bells Reach Road and Indigo Road
- Additional road signage at both locations
- Painted road treatments to clearly identify the main road and key intersections, encouraging drivers and pedestrians to take extra care
Sunshine Coast Regional Council is also conducting road behaviour assessments to determine whether any further actions need to be considered.
We have engaged a civil contractor to undertake the works and we would like to implement these additional measures as soon as possible.