BeCA welcomed Bellvista resident Neal Costello to its Management Committee Meeting. Neal has been invited to join BeCA as a ‘casual’ committee member to replace Col Murphy who has returned to New Zealand. You can learn a little more about Neal by clicking HERE.
BeCA welcomed several members of the Chopperline organisation to the meeting. They had expressed a desire to speak with all BeCA Management Committee members on resident concerns over helicopter training flights. They have given an undertaking to attend to any concerns raised by residents to BeCA. Chopperline has a helicopter training business to run but will endeavour to keep disruption to residents at a minimum. However there will be days when residents will experience repetitive training circuits by helicopters.
Chopperline has given an undertaking to adhere where ever possible to the “Fly Neighbourly Agreement”. Unfortunately there may be times when things don’t work out to everyone’s satisfaction but Chopperline is hopeful of keeping these instances to a minimum.
Chopperline will endeavour to contact BeCA prior to a ‘busy’ helicopter day over the estate allowing BeCA to pre warn residents via this website.
The Chief Pilot was also in attendance along with the Helicopter Training Co-ordinator. Sometimes it isn’t easy for helicopters to attain the agreed “Fly Neighbourly Agreement” height owing to full fuel tanks. Also some of the trainees are from overseas and may have misunderstood an instruction to fly at a certain height. Overall Chopperline will do its very best to keep disruption to a minimum and where ever possible strictly adhere to arrangements in the “Fly Neighbourly Agreement”.
Both BeCA and Chopperline supported the creation of a ‘Satellite Training Facility” well outside any residential area to permit the repetitive ‘touch and go’ circuits which are the cause of most concern to Bellvista residents. BeCA will be pursuing this initiative with local MP,s, local SCRC Councillors and Stockland.
They require regular and abundant watering. Unfortunately some trees have been planted on top of mounds further causing water to drain away from them.
SCRC will clear some of the growth away from the eastern side of the new crossing point on Bellvista Blvd to provide improved line of sight for drivers and people wishing to cross the road.
See photo below left, click on ALL photos for a larger view.
It was hoped the foot crossing sign for the crossing point could be better situated.
See photo below right
If funds permit, mulching of the gardens in Dumbarton Drive and Balmoral Blvd will occur prior to Christmas.
Two more lawn cuts are scheduled before Christmas with several more cuts due to occur in January, weather permitting. These are our main grass growing months!
Golden Beach Progress Association President Mick Graham is to be invited to speak at the first Public Meeting March 5th 2012. Mick will be invited to speak on “Crystal Ball Gazing On The Future Of Caloundra Airport”. It should be a thought provoking and entertaining session.
New BeCA members were endorsed as per our Constitution and the final meeting for 2011 closed at 8:30pm.