BeCA conducted its final Management Committee Meeting for 2014 late Saturday afternoon on November 22nd.
Processes continue to be put into place for the newly elected Management Committee.
It appears the Bellvista Sunshine Coast Council Gardening Team is up for review. The senior team member is being relocated to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital precinct and a replacement for his role at Bellvista is still to be appointed. The future of the younger team member is not secure at this stage. Once the situation becomes clearer, we expect things to get back to normal.
A final Newsletter for 2014 will be available early in December.
Some concerns were raised regarding the future management of the Bellvista Meeting Place. Currently the facility is being managed by the Lake Kawana Community Centre as an interim measure. BeCA recently met with Council to discuss the situation and pressed for a local group to be appointed to the role as soon as possible. The Christmas/New Year holiday time puts any process on hold so we could not expect any new management proposal applications being available until February 2015.
SC Council would be keen to see BeCA manage the facility but this requires targets and budgetary requirements to be met. In response, BeCA has offered an invitation to a local group to consider managing the facility as a BeCA Sub Committee. One role the Bellvista Meeting Place Management Team has is to actively seek hirers to use Bellvista Meeting Place on a regular on-going basis.
BeCA continues to seek a resolution to the restricted vision issue on Bells Reach Drive/Indigo Rd intersection due to a sign and tree growth. BeCA is aware of numerous vehicles ignoring the turn left only sign at Indigo Rd/Bellvista Blvd.
BeCA has sought a commitment from local MP Mark McArdle to have the agreement that repetitive circuits by helicopters be relocated to a Satellite Helicopter Training Facility far away from residential areas set in stone prior to the upcoming State Elections.
There were reports on a site behind Bellcarra Retirement Resort used by youths for inappropriate activities. BeCA reported this to Caloundra Police for action. The site has since been cleared by SC Council workers and police action has followed.
BeCA will decline a managing role proposal for the Bells Reach Community Garden. However BeCA would be able to manage a sub-committee of interested Bells Reach Community Gardeners who would be responsible for the proposed garden’s day to day operation.
BeCA has followed up on dust concerns, especially for Bells Reach residents close to the new site works, with Stockland. Recent weather conditions have made any watering down of dust an impossible task. However Stockland will continue to use water trucks as required in an attempt to keep the dust situation under control. What is really needed to solve the problem is 100mls of rain!
BeCA awaits the final outcome of its application for a $1,000 grant made available by Stockland to promote Community Involvement. BeCA’s application focuses on the role of its website and keeping the community informed on all issues. If the application is successful, BeCA would rework and update its website.
Discussion followed on who could attend BeCA Management Committee Meetings. Recently BeCA declined a request from a local MP candidate as we wished to remain politically independent. After discussion it was decided that in future BeCA would happily accept requests from any person or group to be present at Management Committee meetings who could in turn be for the overall benefit of Bells Reach and Bellvista residents.
The meeting concluded at 5pm when current and previous Management Committee members and spouses enjoyed a convivial evening together as a 2013/4 year break up.