Toilet Facilities, Lake Bellvista Park
Tenders closed at the end of February for the construction of the new toilet block in the main park. The new toilet block will comprise of 1 x disabled toilet, 2 x unisex toilets and 2 urinals. Construction will be completed by the end of May 2011, weather permitting. See the photos below for the location map and design. Click on each photo for a larger view.
Re-naming of Bellvista Lake Park to Canavan/Gracie Park
Although it was hoped that the application for re-naming would be approved by Council prior to Christmas, it came to light whilst doing the necessary property searches that this land is owned by Stockland, therefore approval for the re-naming was required by them.
Stockland have advised that they support/endorse renaming the park.
BeCA have been given the Council application form to amend by removing the tennis court and sales office components. Once this has been returned to Council the application will be assessed by a review panel, which will make a recommendation to Council for approval or not.
Unsafe Bus Stop – Bellcarra Place
The design work for this estimated $150K project is underway. A bus indent is required, which also involves road and curb and channel works.
The Construction of this significant and important project will be carried out in the 2011/2012 financial year. I will be able to advise when, following the adoption of next year’s budget and capital works program.
This issue relates to the crossing on Bellvista Blvd, which is located in an extremely busy spot. Council Traffic Engineers have investigated the option of moving the crossing point further south on Bellvista Blvd.
A design has now been completed and costed. In order to have this safety issue addressed quickly, I will pay for this $35K project from my Divisional funds, and it will be completed early in the new 2011/2012 financial year.
Please see the photo to the left for the location of the new crossing. Click on the photo for a larger view.
Road Line Marking at entry to Bellvista Market Place
The linemarking was done as part of the development works for the Shops, and the developer has a requirement to maintain the work in good order. Once the work is accepted on-maintenance, the developer/contractor is responsible for maintaining the work for another 12 months.
A Council officer from the Operational Works Assessment Branch has inspected the area, and has noted the linemarking was fading quickly. He has requested the developer to re-apply using thermo plastic.
Crocodile Cracks – Bellvista Blvd
‘Crocodile cracking’ or pavement failures occur where the pavement and subgrade (gravel and soil) under the asphalt moves under the weight of vehicles. The constant flexing under load causes the asphalt to crack. This cracking allows further moisture into the pavement and weakens the pavement to a point where pieces of asphalt break away and a pothole occurs.
Council is aware of the situation on Bellvista Boulevard, and the Asset Management Manager is currently in discussions with the developer for them to carry out the necessary road rehabilitation work prior to the Bellvista 2 development. In the meantime Civil Works Services will continue to monitor the road surface and do any necessary remedial work.
Complaint – Relocation Bellvista Shops Crossing
The “crossing” referred to is actually pram ramps that have been relocated from adjacent to the roundabout to a point closer to the new shopping centre.
A Traffic Engineer has inspected the area, and will arrange for the kerb ramps at the roundabout to be reinstated. At my request he has asked for this work to be done as a priority.
The new kerb ramps will not be removed, as they have been installed in accordance with requirements. It is up to the individual to cross where they feel safe.
Anna Grosskreutz, Councillor.
Read the post below for a full report on the BeCA Public Meeting, March 7th