Some illness has meant the News & Events page has not been regularly updated over the last two weeks. Hopefully this situation has now been remedied.
The estate is looking quite good at the moment, not perfect, but certainly now the rain has stopped and the grass growing rate has slowed, the parks and gardens have taken a marked turn for the better as the photos below show. The azolla problem with the lakes will never go away completely but the plan is to control it as much as possible. The lower lake looks great but there are some signs of azolla growth in the top lake again.
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The new toilet block building near the Land Sales Office should be completed in around two weeks. However residents will need to wait till the new financial year before the new block becomes available for use. Connection to the sewerage can now only be done via SCRC controlled land. As the site is almost fully surrounded by Stockland owned land, the sewerage line needs to go ‘around’ the tennis court to eventually make a connection near Lomond Cres. This has added to the cost so residents will need to wait till the new financial year when extra funds become available. This is indeed an unfortunate situation for residents.
The rear wall of the toilet block has become a hit up wall for young tennis players. Click on both photos below for a larger view.
The photo below left shows the new seating Pratt Property Group have added outside the IGA at Bellvista Market Place. Matt Luke of Luke’s IGA has informed BeCA that the new notice board is on its way and he hopes it will be installed on the wall beside the vacant shop seen in this photo. This can’t come quickly enough for some older residents who do not have internet access and want to keep up with the latest happenings around the estate. Printed copies of ‘posts’ from this News & Events website page will be displayed on the new board when it has been installed.
You can click on both photos below for a larger view. The photo to the right shows work done by SCRC contractors on the biopods around the estate. The clearance of growth from the edge of the roadway around the biopods is designed to provide better line of sight for motorists.
Construction of the new Bellvista Tavern continues. BeCA is awaiting news from Pratt Property Group on possible completion dates, opening dates and news on what facilities will be available to residents.
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Bellvista residents, you can use the BeCA website to promote worthwhile events. Just send any information you want considered for inclusion on the BeCA website to firstname.lastname@example.org Include any text you want and a photo if available. Though BeCA hasn’t been requested to run the photo to the left, we have done so anyway.
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BeCA has been contacted to canvass local opinion on the possible ‘change of purpose’ for the block of land recently sold by Stockland as a Child Care Centre site on the southern boundary of Bellcarra Retirement Resort. The proposal is to change the purpose to ‘a Residential Complex (Townhouse/units)’. A Change of Purpose application is being forwarded by the new land owner to the SCRC for consideration.
On the surface, it would appear the advantages, especially to surrounding residents, is a lessening of local traffic and lessening of possible noise. BeCA is currently unable to provide any feedback as it hasn’t received any!
If you feel this is a worthwhile change of purpose please email us here at email@example.com or call our Secretary (0407546311). BeCA has a Committee Meeting Monday evening where this issue will be discussed.
Committee member John Lehmann has taken over the President’s role with BeCA following the departure overseas of former President Paul Harrison. Resident Debye O’Reilly has been appointed to the BeCA Committee to fill Paul’s vacancy. Both Paul Harrison and his wife Linda were BeCA Committee members. Right now the Committee has 7 active members, one below its recommended total membership. However the AGM is due in August and BeCA is confident a full complement of Committee Members will again be available after the elections.
The next Bellvista Connector Newsletter is due to be printed late next week and should be in residents’ homes mid June.