In the report given on the progress of “The Connector” it was noted that a couple were no longer available to deliver Newsletters owing to a family illness requiring more of their time. The couple delivered to two areas for a total of around 400 newsletters. At this stage we do not have any replacements. Ideally it is hoped that a keen walker from the northern area of the Bellvista area (O’Reilly Drive and northwards) could volunteer to take on one of the areas.
BeCA is always happy to negotiate a more suitable nearby area if you are able to help out. Without our volunteer deliverers we would not be able to ensure all 2500 residences in Bellvista, Bells Reach and Arbour received their copy of the newsletter. Click here to contact BeCA if you can help out. We have a constant turnover of deliverers so to have a few extra available to help out is a necessity.
The Caloundra RSL has agreed to sponsor BeCA $500 for the purchase of the photocopy paper on which we print the newsletter. That should go a long way to covering The Connector paper costs well into 2019. We sincerely thank Caloundra RSL.
Concern remains on the level of maintenance of parks and gardens in the Bells Reach and Arbour areas. We have noted several tasks have been attended to at BeCA’s request by Council Contractors. BeCA continues to monitor the situation. Meanwhile the Bellvista Gardens team has recently carried out some street tree pruning.
BeCA will highlight the lack of seating and shelter for several bus stops in Bells Reach and Arbour. We have asked Cr Baberowski to follow up on BeCA’s request to see if funding can be found to have shelters and seating provided. Currently youngsters sit on the cold concrete waiting for their bus to arrive and this just isn’t good enough.
BeCA is hopeful (but not overly confident) that funding can be found to provide a pathway connection between Arbour and Koala Crt/Baringa. Closer examination of the area shows it to be quite flood prone and most likely environmentally sensitive as the photo above indicates. It is not a straight forward task to put a concrete pathway through this area. With both the Council and Stockland promoting ‘connectivity’ between communities there may be room for some maneuvering.
Because of the flood prone areas and environmental sensitivity of the area, a raised nature walk pathway connecting Arbour and Baringa would be an attraction and a motivator for people to get out, enjoy the outdoors and foster connectivity between local communities. BeCA will continue to raise the proposal when ever we can.
There was much discussion over the completed section of the duplication of Bellvista Blvd. Concern has been raised over the tightness of any entry and exit into the Bellcarra Place roundabout especially heading into the estates from Caloundra Rd. BeCA understands there is minimal space there for a fully compliant roundabout. Therefore the construction of any roundabout there is predominantly (and understandably) for the benefit of residents either side on Old Caloundra Rd and Bellcarra Place. The alternative would be for those residents to use the Dumbarton Drive roundabout which is really out of the question as well.
Concern is that the tightness of the entry/exits, especially for vehicles (trucks) entering Bellvista and those with trailers when navigating the roundabout. It is necessary for these vehicles to cut the corner or to navigate at almost walking speed. Some residents would see this as great benefit forcing traffic to slow through the roundabout.
The patchwork quilt effect of the old and the new road surfaces was raised. The outgoing section of Bellvista Blvd is half new and half very old road surfacing giving the impression the job hasn’t been finished yet!. Upon entering the estate from Caloundra Rd, there isn’t even line marking on the ‘old’ road surface until you come to the new section. BeCA believes this would have a negative effect on new home buyers heading to Aura/Baringa. Possibly it is a Council vs Stockland issue with Council being responsible for that section of of the road.
There is also some interest (and impetus) to know if and when the duplication of Bellvista Blvd will be extended down to Stornaway Avenue.
In September, the Bellvista and Bells Reach Community Association will celebrate its 10th birthday!
BeCA has recently been required to take out Public Liability Insurance. To ensure appropriate cover is available to those attending BeCA Public Meetings, all attendees are expected to sign in.
BeCA welcomed 10 new members this month.