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Report To Bellvista Community:
April 2011 Update
Bellvista Road Access
The recent publicity around the Associations wish to duplicate Bellvista Boulevarde has raised some interesting local discussion
The ULDA (Urban Land development Authority) are currently assessing the Bellvista 2 Application with formal submissions being received.
Residents may be aware that the Sunshine Coast Council had assessed this application and it was set for approval just before the ULDA took over the planning.
Traffic reports indicated that traffic counts both now and projected did not trigger the requirement for duplication. What it did trigger was upgrades to the Boulevarde closer to the exit and entry with a left hand turning lane. This was arrived at by traffic counts as well as traffic behaviour which indicated a larger majority of vehicles heading away from Caloundra in the peak times.
Stockland have consistently said that the upgrade of the entry and exit to Bellvista is a priority and intend to do the roadworks once they have their conditions of approval from the ULDA.
The ULDA have been in contact with me on a number of occasions to ensure issues I had the council place in the previous approval would be consistent.
I have found the ULDA to be helpful. If there are still major concerns I would be happy to assist in a meeting with the executive of Bellvista Residents Association and the ULDA.
Emergency Exit Road
The issue of an Emergency Exit for residents if there was an emergency of a catastrophic nature keeps to the forefront of some residents minds. Suggestions previously of exiting through a park and into another estate met with resistance from several quarters.
I have been meeting with Stockland Management, Council’s Property Team and Strategic Planners to find a resolution to this. These meetings do not get into the papers as I work behind the scenes to achieve an acceptable solution before a public announcement.
The meetings I have been working through relate to another road being constructed around the back of Bellvista which would go through a section of councils waste management reserve and come out onto the Industrial Estate near the racecourse. This road would be constructed to an all weather standard but only to be used in an emergency situation. The other purpose of the road is to take all the construction traffic off Bellvista Boulevard whilst Bellvista 2 is under construction. This means all the trucks carting soil, concrete, tradies and the myriad of workers would use the other service road. I believe a resolution is close.
Bellcara Retirement Community
Some residents are worried about the sign indicating a Childcare Centre is to be constructed next to their village. Residents who have called my office are angry and that they would not have bought there if they had known this would happen. The original Bellvista Estate approval designated a child care facility to be located in this location but Stockland have not pursued this for a number of years. In conversations with Stockland they have indicated to me that they are selling the block and if a purchaser bought the land for the outlined purchase they would still have to put in an application but it would probably be code assessable because the land is zoned for the original purpose.
As yet there is no sale and no application. Work on site is Stockland clearing their land and they intend to replant the council easement after their clearing has been finalised. This includes mature trees and seating.
I will keep community informed if and when the land sells and if an application is lodged with the council. I have asked Stockland to keep me briefed and they have agreed to do this.
Cr Anna Grosskreutz