SCRC’s Murray Forsyth (Coastal Parks Supervisor) has contacted BeCA with an update on future “Parks” action to occur around the estate.
He wishes to inform residents of maintenance and rectification works to the bio pods in the coming weeks. He will have contractors come in and do a weed, litter, and sediment removal as well as drilling 3 six inch holes thus adding new filter media to the 72 bio pods. This will allow the pods to function better and drain storm water a lot more quickly.
He recently toured the estate by car with operations manager Nick Coluccio to follow up on numerous customer service requests in regards to line of sight issues due to vegetation on the road verge where these bio pods are located.
As a result of this investigation the contractor has been asked to remove all vegetation back 1 metre from the kerb on all these sites, thus leaving a metre wide mulch strip. This will not affect the way the bio pods function, but will reduce the risk of traffic accidents occurring.
As in winter 2010, SCRC will also be removing some roadside garden beds and replacing them with turf. The SCRC will ask the residents if they wish to maintain the garden on any of these sites that are on a house frontage. If the resident is unwilling to maintain the garden, it will be removed and replaced with turf.
The decision on replacing the garden will be in the hands of the resident.