The recent heavy rain has had a detrimental effect on the lakes in the middle of Canavan Gracie Recreational Park. As with all man made lakes across the Sunshine Coast they are highly susceptible to Red Azolla. You can learn more about Red Azolla here.
The lake has been cleaned previously when Red Azolla had totally covered the water surface. It is an expensive job requiring workers to trudge through the water with large fishing type nets and manually drag the Azolla to the side for trucking away.
There is also some rubbish in the lake most likely brought by storm water after the recent heavy rain.
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BeCA is keen to have the lakes and the parks looking their best for the “Official” opening ceremony for Canavan Gracie Recreational Park at 11:30 am on Saturday March 23rd. All residents are welcome to attend.
We have been told that the Gracie family as well as members of the June Canavan Foundation will be in attendance. A week or so ago several members of BeCA escorted Lauri Gracie and her two sons around the park area. They were delighted with what they saw and were honored that Keith Gracie would be remembered with the park naming.
A comment has been made that one of the helicopters causing concern recently was actually the AGL Helicopter. The AGL Helicopter has a distinctive blue nose. Copies of all photographs have been forwarded to Sunshine Coast Airport Management, Becker Helicopters, local MP Mark McArdle and our Councillor Rick Baberowski and never has it been suggested that one of the helicopters in question was any emergency service aircraft. Witnesses living near the airport have noted the distinctive Becker Helicopter Logo on the aircraft in question.
BeCA has never had any concern of the behaviour of any Emergency Services aircraft over our estate.
BeCA has received a phone call from a Pelican Waters resident concerned by the unprecedented helicopter activity over her home on Thursday afternoon, Feb 28th. A life long resident of Caloundra, the caller had never experienced anything like the barrage of noise from helicopters she experienced on Thursday. She was seeking details on who to contact to voice her concerns. She saw her first ‘port of call’ as a contact she knows personally on the Golden Beach Progress Association. Later this would be followed by calls to Mark McArdle, SC Regional Airport Management, the Caloundra Airport’s Complaints line and her local Councillor.
Don’t forget the first Public Meeting of the Bellvista Community Association, this Monday at 6:45pm at the old Land Sales Office, Lomond Cres Bellvista. All Bellvista and Bells Creek residents are welcome to attend. Our speakers include, Sunshine Coast Airport CEO Peter Pallot, Unity College Principal Rudy Goosem and our Councillor, Rick Baberowski.