Council Officers and Cr. Rick Baberowski toured the Bells Reach area on Thursday October 19th to obtain a better understanding of the maintenance level required in all Bells Reach Parks now and into the future. Cr Baberowski agreed that the parks are lacking a bit of TLC and that this will be remedied in the coming weeks, keeping in mind that Council is unable to financially maintain the level of service to parks that the developer had.
The following tasks are scheduled:
- The garden in front of new toilet block will be trimmed back, some trees removed etc to maintain a better safety level by improving line of sight.
- Gardens and trees along the perimeter of Quinn Park will be trimmed back and some trees may be removed to improve line of sight onto Indigo Road where possible, particularly in reagard to child safety issues. Cr Baberowski commented that the developer has planted quite densely in some of the parks, which looks good but is not always practical for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
- An area at the back of the park near the construction site will be tidied up.
- Gardens will be trimmed back where needed.
- Council Officers couldn’t see where there had been vehicle access to the surface of this park, it had been done prior to the rain. BeCA will submit a separate request to Council highlighting specific areas BeCA think might need bollards.
It is expected Council will be doing quite a bit of maintenance in Bells Reach Parks over the next few weeks. There will be a break of a week or so in between when staff have other works to do, but BeCA has been reassured that they will be back to continue in due course.
All other requests for maintenance that BeCA has lodged have either been completed or are in the ‘system’ for attention.