Cr Rick Baberowski emphasized that the new Baringa Community Centre to be opened in mid April was a community facility and open for use by the residents of all surrounding neighbourhoods. This included Bellvista, Bells Reach and Arbour residents. Cr Baberowski was keen to see community wide usage of this new multi million dollar facility. The opening in mid April would be an exciting time for this area.
Cr Baberowski requested that residents remain vigilant and use the Dashboard on the MyCouncil website to quickly report any incidents that required Council attention. This included graffiti, trees and plants which required attention, and potholes in roads. Especially in the case of graffiti, reports from residents would ensure Council responded quickly to rectify any problems. Council is aware of the spike in graffiti around many areas of Caloundra.
The tennis court net has been replaced by Council. The Bellvista tennis court is the only ‘free’ tennis court in Caloundra.
Council has progressed with its plans to create a new entry point into Caloundra from Nicklin Way.
Discussion was had on the traffic lights now in operation at the Caloundra Rd Nicklin Way roundabout. Many in attendance had never seen the lights actually in operation. However a regular road user assured everyone that they were in use and in his opinion they had certainly improved the flow of traffic at the roundabout during peak times. Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras at the roundabout feed video to the major traffic control centre in Maroochydore who in turn activate the lights when and where necessary. This is usually during morning peak times.
Access for the general public to the new Maroochydore City Centre would be available in a few months. Cr Baberowski encouraged everyone to take some time and have a trip around the new centre when public access is granted.
During questions from the floor, one resident pointed out that the bus stop seat on the eastern side of Bellvista Blvd just prior to the Bellvista Blvd/Turquoise Place roundabout in Arbour was poorly positioned. If you are waiting for a bus and sitting on the seat your vision is blocked from seeing any approaching bus. This would also indicate that the bus driver would be unable to see anyone sitting there requiring to be picked up. This is a major line of sight issue.
BeCA will raise the issue with Stockland who only recently installed the seat at our request.