The response below has been received by BeCA in regard to SCRC latest thoughts on addressing the issue of emergency access to and from the Bellvista estate:
“In response to community concerns raised by the residents association, council has been looking into the alternate road situation for Bellvista Estate.
At my request council planners are considering this in conjunction with the Bellvista Stage2 application which is being assessed by the council at the present time.
The application was held up for some time with the considerations of the relocation of the Caloundra Aerodrome. As the Caloundra Aerodrome is to be retained in it’s current location the council is reviewing strategic road issues which will now need to be re-aligned. This is especially the case with one of the proposed road connections through to the Pelican Waters link road.
The planners have informed me Bellvista State 2 can be conditioned to bring forward the Emergency Access/Exit in its first stage of approval.
The planners are also looking at all potential options to address this significant issue.
At this stage the council is working overtime to wrap up this large development application. The State Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Stirling Hinchliffe is taking a keen interest in the development and has signalled to the council that he could use his call in powers if the council does not move forward with a degree of speed. If the Minister does call in the application I will ensure I personally meet with him to run through community issues raised with me.
These would include the road access, the connection to Caloundra Road intersection and the community meeting place.