One of the issues raised with Councillor Baberowski on his recent visit to Bellvista and Bells Reach on Monday was the line of sight problem at Aqua Cct and Indigo Road. Traffic exiting Aqua Cct has a very limited line of sight vision to the right. Cr Baberowski will raise the issue with Council Gardening and endeavour to improve the line of sight by cutting back low lying shrubs and removing the lower limbs from trees where possible. Removal of any of the trees is seen as a last resort but will occur as required. Some trees may not accept having lower limbs cut so these trees will need to be removed.
At the recent BeCA Public Meeting, Josh Sondergeld of Stockland announced it was Stockland’s intention to complete a pathway from Bells Reach Drive all the way up to Caloundra Rd by Christmas. BeCA took Cr Baberowski to where the proposed pathway will be built and discussed issues relating to line of sight, pedestrian safety issues and water courses to be crossed. Cr Baberowski will request a copy of Stockland’s pathway improvement plans to ensure the best outcomes occur for both pedestrians and Stockland.
The next port of call on this the whirlwind tour was the Bellvista Blvd extension and the new dedicated cycleway under construction there. BeCA believes this road will most likely renamed as Aura Blvd. Cr Baberowski believes it would be perfect if this dedicated cycleway was extended all the way up (where possible) to Caloundra Rd. He suggested possible combined funding from State Government, Council and Stockland may be available to see this happen.
BeCA believes the dedicated cycleway should be constructed at least up to Bells Reach Drive, if not all the way up to Caloundra Rd where possible.
This photo was taken from the near the northern end of the new Aura Blvd Bridge looking northwards towards Caloundra Rd and shows pathways and landscaping works which have been completed along the soon to be opened Aura Blvd. Machinery is currently pounding the road area readying it for the road surfacing process.
The bridge is expected to be completed by the end of September, the roads into Baringa 4 to 6 weeks later, and then the final connection through to the Bells Creek Arterial Road by Christmas.
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Cr Baberowski was surprised to learn the connecting pathway between the Arbour Estate and Crater Street in Bellvista had not been concreted as yet. There were extra planning works to be done where the pathway joins Crater St to ensure a safe place for pedestrians to cross the street. Hopefully this missing pathway link will be completed in the near future.
BeCA thanks Councillor Baberowski for giving us the chance to show him first hand some of the issues BeCA is pursuing. BeCA is also grateful for all the resultant action which happens for the benefits of residents when issues such as these are raised with our Councillor.