Among issues raised at the meeting was the abnormal use of the BeCA website causing it to go offline for a few hours as our bandwidth for the month of June was exceeded. It is most likely due to a post covering the opening of Pedal Park where the BeCA Facebook page post received around 23,000 hits. It seems the manufacturer of some of the Playground equipment seized upon the photos on the websites and then broadcast the links across the world. In turn these people then accessed the BeCA Website.
BeCA has now further increased the bandwidth allocation and will monitor the July Bandwidth usage.
Discussion on the wonderful new Pedal Park in Baringa then followed with some concerns raised with the behaviour of older children at the park with so many younger riders around. Hopefully commonsense will prevail and riders will be encouraged to use this great facility with care and a consideration for the safety of others. The facility is ideal for younger riders.
BeCA continues to receive concerns raised by residents on a range of issues. In the vast majority of cases, the best action a resident can take is to use the MyCouncil website rather than contact BeCA. https://mycouncil.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/
On this website will be all the avenues you require to address Council ByLaws concerns, tree lopping, park gardens and lawn mowing issues, the condition of the lakes at Bellvista and whole range of other services. It is an excellent facility for the use of residents. Members of the Management Committee who have used this website have been delighted in outcomes in solving low branch, local parking, road potholes and other issues. It should be your first port of call for action on an issue you have witnessed or wish to report.
BeCA will press for a modification of the road sign at the intersection of Indigo Rd and Bellvista Blvd. Currently a right turn is restricted during some school traffic hours. BeCA will suggest the sign be updated to “Right Turn At Anytime With Care”.
Following a concern from a resident, Council will be requested to complete an audit of road signage in and around the Auburn St, Coral Cres and Blush St area of Bells Reach with a view to adding some Stop signs where required.
BeCA continues to monitor the parks and gardens in Bells Reach and is pleased to report all of the maintenance of the facilities continues to be maintained at a very high rate. Some of the parks in Bells Reach are being handed from Stockland over to Council for maintenance.
Cr Baberowski received a proposal from a resident at the recent BeCA Public Meeting regarding traffic exiting the Unity College drop off carpark and also from the Child Care Centre at the northern end of Lomond Cres (beside the lake). The proposal is that all exiting traffic should turn left and use the roundabouts at Grampion Drive and Carrie St rather than complete right turns into Lomond Cres. This proposal has been forwarded to Council for consideration.
It seems the agreement with Stockland to use a parcel of land near the new Roys Rd Interchange on the Bruce Highway as an Interim Satellite Helicopter Training Facility has been extended to 2020. Council does have a proposal for a permanent facility on the table with the current State Government but any final decision on this proposal seems to have stalled.
With an upcoming State Election not far away, BeCA will continue to push the Permanent Satellite Helicopter Training Facility and the improvement of road infrastructure including the establishment of a new East West Corridor road link as its major priorities.
Cr Baberowski has reported that bollards to limit access of vehicle traffic onto the park areas of Canavan Gracie Recreational Park will be installed within the next couple of months. This is another issue BeCA has been pursuing for some time and BeCA is delighted with this news.
BeCA is considering how it can best inform new residents of its services, the Public Meetings and what to do in case of …. in the form of a welcoming letter. Proposals will be presented at its next meeting.
The meeting concluded at 9:30pm.